Surgical errors are a type of medical malpractice that can occur before, during, or after any surgical procedure. While all surgeries come with some accepted risks, medical negligence is not one of them. When you are seriously injured or a loved one dies from surgical error, you have a right to hold the negligent party accountable and seek compensation for your damages.
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Examples of Surgical Error
Surgical error can call to mind all types of extreme situations, such as instruments being left inside of a patient. While those unfortunate events do occur and are, undoubtedly, a type of surgical error, more common issues involve situations such as:
- Poor preoperative planning
- Failure to recognize a patient’s specific risk factors
- Anesthesia errors
- Incorrect incision or “wrong-site surgery”
- Organ puncture or perforation
- Nerve damage
- Improper suturing
- Poor surgical dressing
In some cases, these errors will result in the necessity for additional surgeries or require some other form of medical assistance, but they can also result in permanent damage to the brain, spinal cord, organs, or nerves. Tragically, many surgical errors can result in cardiac arrest, asphyxia, and other fatal injuries as well.
Help from Malpractice Lawyers
With advancements in modern medicine, surgical errors are simply inexcusable. When you suffer a serious injury at the hands of a medical professional, you may deserve compensation for:
- Additional medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Personal pain and suffering
Your surgical error attorney will work with you to investigate the unique circumstances of your case establish the extent of your damages. We will take your case as far as necessary to help you get every penny you are due.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed through surgical error, please contact our Connecticut medical malpractice lawyers today to schedule a free initial consultation at our Milford, Branford, Greenwich, Norwalk, or Hartford location.