There are many risks and potential errors associated with any surgical procedure. In Maryland, the number of surgical error claims is rising. Doctors, hospitals, and medical staff are required to operate within a certain standard of care for the safety of all patients. When standard operating procedures are deviated from, it can lead to catastrophic results. Any number of factors can contribute to negligence in the operating room, but the consequences are unfortunately the same. And more often than not, they are paid by the patient and their loved ones.
This is simply unacceptable. Whatever the common risks associated with surgery, you have the right to rely on the fact that your doctor at a bare minimum complies with the requisite standard of care. Any procedure, surgical or otherwise, should be performed in the appropriate area by qualified medical staff and following an established process and procedure. If you were denied that benefit and a doctor or medical staff committed surgical errors that caused you or a loved one serious injury and pain and suffering, you may be due financial compensation.
Risks Associated with Surgery
There are common risks associated with any surgery. A reaction to the anesthesia, infections, and trouble healing are only some of the most common. Just because you assume those risks and decide to proceed with surgery, that does not mean that you give up your right to ensure you are properly cared for and that the medical staff comply with the applicable standard of care. There is a big difference between common risks associated with a surgical procedure and unnecessary surgical errors committed by doctors or hospital staff that cause serious injury and undue hardship. Surgical errors are the responsibility of the doctor; not the patient. And when doctors commit those errors, they should be held accountable in the same way that any other professional is held accountable for their mistakes.
Actions Qualified as Medical or Surgical Malpractice
First, it is important to know that surgical malpractice is a form of medical malpractice. Any number of surgical errors can qualify as medical malpractice but some of them are more common than others. While it is impossible to list them all, we can tell you which ones are most common.
- Wrong-site surgery
- Erroneous incisions
- Incorrect procedures
- Foreign objects left in the body
- Patient fall from operating table
- Damage to other body parts during procedure
- Improper administration of anesthesia
Any of these surgical errors can have tragic results can that cause the need for further surgery, unnecessary pain and suffering, physical and emotional trauma, and a host of post-operative consequences. If you think you or a loved one have been the victim of a surgical error, you may want to schedule a consultation with Dubo Law LLC to review your case.
Surgical errors can and do frequently lead to devastating results that have direct consequences for the patients and their loved ones. There is no greater trust than the trust we place in doctors and surgeons when they perform surgical procedures on us. We are literally putting our lives in their hands. And when that trust and confidence are violated, you need an experienced and qualified medical malpractice attorney to ensure that they are held accountable.
We understand that every lawyer – especially those in the medical malpractice world – has different areas of expertise and concentrates on different types of malpractice. In the same way that you would not want a pediatrician performing a heart transplant, you should want to make sure that you have the right medical malpractice lawyer for your case.
No matter what type of malpractice case you have, we at Dubo Law will make sure that we help build the best team for YOUR case at absolutely no extra cost to you. It is one of the additional benefits we provide to our clients to fulfill our commitment that their interests always come first. So call us today at (443) 275-6345 and let us fight for you.