Doctors and specialists perform millions of surgeries every year across the United States. No matter the degree of difficulty or seriousness of the procedure, every surgery has inherent risks. However, the risks that a patient faces should never be ones brought on by the surgeon’s own actions and negligence. Unfortunately, all too often doctors make surgical errors that cause health complications for unsuspecting patients.
Surgery can be a very frightening experience, especially when doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals act negligently and make a mistake that could put your life at risk. Regrettably, there are a number of ways in which a medical professional can do this, although some errors occur with more regularity than others.
Most Common Types of Surgical Errors
There are a number of different reasons why surgical errors occur, from miscommunication between doctors to overworked and understaffed hospitals. Whatever the reason, there is never a good reason for a doctor making a careless mistake during surgery.
Some of the most common surgical errors that affect innocent patients include:
- Mistakes during the administration of anesthesia, which can include giving the patient too much anesthesia or not enough
- Performing an operation on the wrong body part
- Failing to properly close up the wound after surgery, causing an infection
- Operating on the wrong patient
- Leaving behind surgical tools, like scalpels and gauze, inside the patient
Any of these errors can be devastating to someone’s health and life. Not only can they cause additional complications that require more surgery, but they also can cost you thousands of dollars in hospital bills.
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Medical professionals who fail to perform their duties with caution and precision should be held responsible when these errors cause you or someone you love harm. At the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C., our legal team dedicates ourselves to seeking compensation for those who have suffered from the ramifications of surgical errors. Call (512) 710-0931 today to learn more about your options.