Incorrect Incision

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An incorrect incision refers to an error made by a physician during an invasive or partially-invasive procedure. While not always life threatening, an incorrect incision can lead to serious infection, scarring or disfigurement, nerve damage, and more. Unfortunately, incorrect incisions are among the most common surgical errors made by negligent physicians.

If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury or harm as the result of an incorrect incision, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses and suffering. Please contact us today to speak with a qualified medical malpractice attorney who can explain your legal rights and options.

The Cause of Incorrect Incisions

By definition, there is only one cause for an incorrect incision: human error . Incorrect incisions generally result from surgeon inexperience, recklessness, miscommunication, or sheer negligence. Inadequate preparation, fatigue, and haste during the procedure are all factors that may contribute to physician error and ultimately an incorrect incision.

Procedures where Incorrect Incisions Often Occur

Any invasive surgery carries with it the potential for an incorrect incision if the doctor is careless. Some of the procedures that commonly result in an incorrect incision are:

  • Gastric bypass surgery
  • Cosmetic surgical procedures
  • Procedures involving abdominal or reproductive organs

Results of an Incorrect Incision

Depending on the extent of the damage, the effects of an incorrect incision can be long lasting and sometimes devastating. Consequences of an incorrect incision may include:

  • Excessive scarring or disfigurement
  • Organ damage (including internal infection, bleeding, and chronic pain)
  • Nerve damage (such as numbness, immobility, or deformity)

An incorrect incision can potentially cause serious complications, requiring further procedures to correct the initial damage. Even more, an incorrect incision frequently causes undue emotional and financial suffering.

If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice – including an incorrect incision – you may be entitled to recover compensation for your losses. Please contact us today for a free consultation with a caring and qualified medical malpractice attorney who can answer all your questions and help you recover the compensation you may be entitled to.

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