Surgical Errors Can Lead to Medical Malpractice
Surgeons and their staff are trained in their professions. However, when an error is made during surgery, they may be liable for medical malpractice. There are many reasons that a surgical error can occur. In some cases, the health care provider does not have the proper skill or training to perform the procedure in a competent manner. In other cases, the decision to operate in the first place was not appropriate and conservative care should have been taken before undergoing surgery. Another common reason is poor communication amongst the surgeons or staff members about possible complications or patient medication allergies.
Surgical errors can cause serious harm to patients and lead to debilitationg complications. In some cases, nerves or organs are damaged due to a failure to properly identify and protect them. In other cases, surgical errors can lead to internal bleeding and disfigurement.
If you believe you were harmed by a surgical error, take the time to contact a personal injury attorney. At Herrick & Hart, we have been on the side the injured since 1951. We offer a free consultation on personal injury cases.