Incorrect Operation

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The idea that a doctor could somehow perform an incorrect operation – either by performing the wrong surgical procedure or operating on the wrong patient or body part – is almost inconceivable. But sadly, this type of surgical mistake does happen, and with alarming frequency. Last year alone, there were 84 reported incorrect operations, but experts say many more are likely to have occurred and gone unreported.

If you or a loved one is the victim of an incorrect operation, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your losses and suffering. Please contact us today to speak with a caring and experienced medical malpractice attorney who can evaluate your claim and help you understand your legal rights – free of charge.

How Can this Happen?

For this to occur at all, at least one medical staff member must be negligent. Doctors often take it for granted that the right patient has been moved to the right operation site, with the correct papers, and has had the proper preoperative care. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Some of the circumstances that often surround incorrect operations include:

  • Multiple, simultaneous procedures
  • Multiple surgeons at work
  • Poor or hasty surgical planning
  • Poor communication between surgeon, patient, and staff

An Incorrect Operation & Its Consequences

Surgery can be a serious, life-changing event. The consequences of an incorrect operation can be significant, often having far-reaching implications. Victims of incorrect operations must often deal with:

  • Poor results
  • Further surgery and associated risks
  • Accidental amputation
  • Increased medical expenses
  • Emotional trauma

Hospital protocols are aimed at preventing unnecessary and unfortunate mistakes like incorrect operation from ever occurring. However, all it takes is a simple error or oversight. When a mistake occurs, doctors and other medical professionals may be held legally accountable.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of an incorrect operation, you may be eligible to recover damages including pain and suffering, mental anguish, medical bills, lost wages, and more. Please contact us today for a FREE consultation with a compassionate and qualified medical malpractice attorney who can answer all your questions and ensure that your legal rights are protected.

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