Surgical Errors That Most Frequently Lead To Malpractice Claims

Surgical Errors That Most Frequently Lead to Malpractice Claims

When done correctly, surgery can be life-saving. Even if your surgery is considered elective, the results of it can have a massive improvement on your quality of life. For example, knee surgery can make the difference between being in constant pain and being able to move about freely without pain.

Unfortunately, sometimes errors do happen during surgery. In this blog, we’ll explain the following:

  • Some of the most common surgical errors
  • Why these surgical errors happen
  • Why you should try to get compensation for surgical errors

What are some of the most common surgical errors?

These are some of the most common errors that can happen during surgery:

  • Medication and anesthesia errors.
  • The wrong surgery is performed on a patient.
  • The surgeon leaves medical equipment inside the patient after the surgery is complete.
  • The patient’s internal organs or nerves are damaged.
  • The surgeon discharges the patient from the hospital too quickly.

If you’ve been a victim of any of these common surgical errors, you should file a medical malpractice suit to get compensation.

Why do surgical errors happen?

There are a variety of reasons for errors during surgery, including:

  • The surgeon does not have enough experience to complete the surgery correctly.
  • A lack of qualified staff available during the surgery or after it.
  • Poor communication amongst hospital staff members.
  • Health issues with the surgeon – either they are too tired to perform the surgery correctly or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • The surgeon is careless and takes shortcuts or does not ensure their equipment is properly sterilized.

Regardless of the cause of a surgical error, you are entitled to sue for compensation if you’ve been the victim of one.

Why should I try to get compensation if I’ve been the victim of a surgical error?

Being the victim of a surgical error can have a lifelong impact on you. These are some of the things you may have to deal with:

  • You may have chronic pain.
  • You may no longer be able to work or have to work fewer hours.
  • You may be emotionally distressed.
  • Your quality of life may be impacted. You may not be able to play with your children or grandchildren or pursue a beloved hobby.
  • You may have to undergo additional medical procedures to fix the damage done by a surgical error.

Being the victim of a surgical error can be emotionally and financially devastating. This is why you’re entitled to try to get compensation if you’ve been the victim of a surgical error.

How can Sommers Roth and Elmaleh help me if I’m interested in obtaining compensation for a surgical error?

At Sommers Roth and Elmaleh, we have extensive experience pursuing medical malpractice cases. We have one goal at our firm – to get our clients the compensation they deserve if they’ve been victims of medical malpractice.

When you come to us to learn about obtaining compensation for surgical errors, we can explain to you:

  • What exactly is considered medical malpractice. Medical malpractice can take a wide variety of forms, including a medical misdiagnosis, unnecessary surgery, an improper dosage of medication, and early discharge from a hospital. Other areas that are specifically related to medical malpractice associated with pregnancy and birth are birth trauma, cerebral palsy, and spina bifida.
  • Whether we think you have a strong case for medical malpractice. In order to prove medical malpractice, you must be able to prove that your medical team did not provide you with an expected standard of care.
  • What kind of compensation for a surgical error we may be able to get for you. Whether you suffered nerve damage due to a mistake during surgery or suffered complications because you were not provided with the proper aftercare, we can pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit for you to obtain compensation for surgical errors.

Pursuing a medical malpractice case can be challenging and exhausting. We’re here to fight for you to obtain compensation, so you can focus on resting and recovering from your surgical error.

You Don’t Have to Fight for Compensation for Surgical Errors Alone

At Sommers Roth and Elmaleh, our lawyers have extensive experience pursuing various medical malpractice cases. We will discuss your situation with you regarding surgical errors and determine if you have a strong enough case to pursue compensation. We’ve been helping Canadians get the compensation they deserve for surgical errors for over forty years.

Contact Us to Learn More About Obtaining Compensation for Surgical Errors

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a surgical error, you have the right to pursue a medical malpractice case to obtain compensation. We offer you a free consultation to discuss the strength of your medical malpractice case, and we don’t get paid unless we win your case.

To learn more about how we can help you obtain compensation for surgical errors, call us at 1-844-414-0121 or contact us online.

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