Wrong Site Surgery

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Wrong site surgery is one of the most serious forms of medical malpractice in which a surgical procedure is performed on the wrong person, organ, limb, vertebra, or other area of the body. The incident of wrong site surgery may result in severe, life-long injury or death.

If you or someone you love has been the victim of a wrong site surgery, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses and suffering. Please contact us today to speak with a competent and caring medical malpractice attorney who can evaluate your case FREE of charge.

Why Does Wrong Site Surgery Occur?

There are a number of causes of wrong site surgery that almost always involve the negligence or wrongdoing of a medical professional. Wrong site surgery can be a result of:

  • Poor communication between the surgical team
  • Several surgeons operating on the same patient leading to a mix-up
  • Emergencies or unusual time pressures that result in negligence
  • Failure to adequately check and/or review medical charts
  • Specific patient abnormalities (morbid obesity, physical challenges)

Wrong Site Surgery and Your Legal Rights

Wrong site surgery is a serious medical mistake that may result in severe harm to a patient including permanent injury and/or death. Victims of wrong site surgery may suffer devastating physical, emotional, and financial consequences.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of wrong site surgery or other medical error, you have the legal right to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit to seek compensation for your losses. Economic and non-economic damages include medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income capacity, and more.

Please contact us today to speak with a qualified and experienced medical malpractice attorney who will protect your legal rights and help you get the compensation you are entitled.

Related Wrong Site Surgery News Articles

January 30, 2008 - Patient Safety Authority Reports on Wrong Site Surgeries 

January 30, 2007 - Study: Decreasing Wrong-Site Surgery

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