Patients place trust and confidence in doctors and surgeons every single day – especially just before they undergo anesthesia and a major surgical procedure. And, although no doctor can guarantee a 100 percent success rate for any surgery, patients play the odds when making health care choices – they bet that the doctor is an experienced and professional surgeon who will do everything within his power to avoid surgery mistakes and make sure the surgery is a success.
When a surgeon makes a flagrant error that costs a patient his quality of life, there must be consequences. An experienced medical malpractice attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Due to the risks inherent in surgery and situations where anesthesia is used, surgery mistakes can often be serious and deadly. One study suggests that patient safety, and surgical errors, surgery mistakes, and cases or surgery malpractice, among other types of medical malpractice errors resulted in over 238,000 preventable deaths over a four year period and cost the U.S. government (through programs such as Medicare) close to $8.8 billion.
In fact, the problem has become so prevalent in recent years that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid recently stopped reimbursing hospitals for medical mistakes and medical errors for the subsequent health care treatment required to treat patients as a result of medical malpractice stemming from eight major preventable surgical mistakes – including doctors and nurses leaving foreign objects in a person’s body after surgery and certain kinds of acquired post-surgical infections.
A surgery error is generally classified as those made in preparation for, during, or after surgery, including:
Errors can and do occur in every type of surgical situation and procedure from exploratory surgery to heart surgery. However, there are common high-risk surgeries include:
And in all types of surgery, there is always risk for injury from anesthesia mistakes and blood/fluid transfusion reactions.
Please call the Rasansky Law Firm for a FREE CONSULTATION and tell us the details your case. We are experienced surgery malpractice lawyers and medical professionals who can handle your case.
Before you or a loved one agrees to undergo a major surgical procedure, remember these tips in an effort to prevent to surgical mistakes.
If a member of your family (or yourself) has suffered because of surgical errors then contact the Rasansky Law Firm. You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and/or wrongful death.
The attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to speak to you about your potential case free of charge. If we can help with your claim, we’ll do so for no out-of-pocket cost to you. Call us 24/7 at (214) 617-1886.
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