Doctors, nurses and medical providers regularly experience situations during surgery where expeditious decisions must be made. Since many factors could potentially go wrong, even during the most common surgical procedures, hospitals, and surgical teams are held accountable to take pervasive precautions. However, when a surgical error occurs, the patient on the operating table can suffer significant and catastrophic injuries.
Types of surgical errors include:
- Anesthesia errors
- Surgery on wrong part of body
- Unnecessary surgery
- Contract an infection
- Discharge patient prematurely
- Lack of research of patient history
- Lack of full attention by medical staff during surgery
- Failure to follow up with a patient after surgery
If you or a loved one has been severely injured due to the negligence of a medical professional, our Richmond medical malpractice attorneys at Halperin Law Center are dedicated to helping our clients recover their deserved compensation. We are ready to protect your rights and best interests to get the results you desire and deserve.
Reasons for Surgical Errors
At Halperin Law Center, we understand that a bad outcome from surgery doesn’t necessarily qualify as medical malpractice. For example, the patient might be unaware of an allergy to a particular anesthesia and doctors would have no way of discovering so until it’s too late. Our firm will conduct a thorough investigation into the matter by reviewing the evidence and safety precautions taken by the surgical team in order to determine if medical malpractice resulted in your injuries.
Common reasons for surgical errors include:
- Inadequate preoperative planning
- Incompetence or lack of experience
- Improper work process
- Substance abuse, such as drugs or alcohol
- Poor communication
Let Us Fight For You
Our experienced legal team possesses the comprehensive legal knowledge about medical-related issues and understands the complex legal procedures and restrictions involving medical malpractice claims. Do not hesitate to get the legal help necessary to make the best recovery from injury possible.
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