Wrong Patient Surgery

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Wrong patient surgery, a very serious form of medical malpractice, occurs when a surgical procedure is performed on the wrong patient. Wrong patient surgery is extremely dangerous and can result in severe injury or death.

If you or someone you know is the victim of a wrong patient surgery, please contact us today to speak with a qualified and experienced medical malpractice attorney who can review your case FREE of charge and inform you of your legal rights and options.

Why Wrong Patient Surgery Occurs

Wrong patient surgery can occur for a number of reasons—namely the negligence or wrongdoing of a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional. According to a report published by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), wrong patient surgery may occur as a result of:

•  Miscommunication between the surgical team, the patient, and other hospital personnel

•  Unusual time pressures and/or emergencies in the hospital

•  No preoperative verification processes

•  Lack of institutional policies and controls

•  More

Consequences of Wrong Patient Surgery

Consequences of a wrong patient surgery can be devastating to the patient both physically and mentally. There are a countless number of consequences that can result from a wrong patient surgery including, but not limited to:

  • Unnecessary removal of internal organ
  • Unnecessary removal of extremity
  • Infection from unnecessary invasive medical procedure
  • Delayed surgery resulting in serious injury/death of intended patient

Your Legal Rights

The incident of wrong patient surgery can result in severe, life-long injury or death to a patient. If you or a loved one has been the victim of wrong patient surgery, you don't have to suffer alone. A qualified and caring medical malpractice attorney can help you recover your losses including pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost income capacity, and more.

To learn more about your legal rights and options, please contact us today to speak with an experienced attorney who can help you get the compensation you deserve.

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