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Every year in the United States, millions of people undergo surgery – sometimes out of urgent necessity and other times because it offers the greatest potential for results. Despite the benefits of many surgical procedures, the incidence of surgical mistakes is alarming and the risk of serious injury or death significant. In fact, surgical mistakes constitute one of the leading causes of preventable death in the U.S. with nearly 100,000 deaths annually.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a surgical mistake, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Please contact us today to speak with an experienced medical malpractice attorney free of charge.

Types of Surgical Mistakes

Depending on the type of surgery involved, a surgical mistake may include any of the following:

Causes of Surgical Mistakes

While all surgeries carry an inherent risk, numerous factors can increase that risk including:

  • Surgeon fatigue
  • Miscommunication
  • Poor handwriting
  • Inattentiveness
  • Recklessness

Most surgical mistakes can be traced back to the negligence or wrongdoing of a physician or other healthcare professional. Regardless of intent, however, surgical mistakes can have devastating consequences for the victim.

Victim of a Surgical Mistake?

If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury because of a surgical mistake, it is important to know your legal rights. You may be entitled to compensation for your past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, and more. Please contact us today for a FREE consultation with one of our compassionate and qualified medical malpractice attorneys who can answer all your questions and help you seek the justice you deserve.

 

Related Resources

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Sept 19, 2007 - Woman Files Suit Against Former Surgeon 

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