Prolonged Surgery

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All surgeries carry inherent risks, but the longer a surgery lasts, the longer normal body operations are put on hold and the higher the potential for serious consequences. Oftentimes, prolonged surgery is necessary, occurring as a result unexpected complications. However, in some cases, prolonged surgery occurs because of a surgical mistake or other preventable error that requires immediate correction. When prolonged surgery occurs as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of a medical professional, patients who have sustained injury have the right to hold responsible parties accountable.

If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury or death because of a prolonged surgery, you should know that you have legal rights and options. Please contact us today to speak with an experienced medical malpractice attorney free of charge.

Prolonged Surgery: The Consequences

The consequences of a prolonged surgery can range in severity from post-anesthesia drowsiness to death. Most of the serious consequences are caused by lengthy anesthesia-induced unconsciousness. Among the more dangerous consequences caused by prolonged surgery are:

  • Brain damage
  • Tissue death
  • Nerve damage
  • Post-operative heart arrhythmia
  • Coma
  • Death

Your Legal Rights

All doctors are legally required to exercise a certain level of care in their daily work, and especially during surgeries. Mistakes, however, sometimes happen – regardless of physician intent. Still, when a doctor or other healthcare professional's mistake results in patient harm, the law allows victims to hold negligent parties accountable.

If you or a loved one has sustained serious injury or worse because of a prolonged surgery, you may be eligible to seek compensation for your losses. Please contact us today for a FREE consultation with a caring and qualified medical malpractice attorney who will answer all your questions and make sure you get the compensation you may be entitled to.

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