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Surgical Errors as a Result of Medical Negligence

Surgery is a delicate practice in which even a small mistake can have devastating consequences. Unfortunately, some surgeons make mistakes due to carelessness or fatigue, which may constitute medical malpractice. If you have been injured by an act of medical negligence, you need a medical malpractice attorney. Our attorneys, serving residents of Boston, Malden, and all of Massachusetts, regularly secure large verdicts and settlements for malpractice victims and others. We can help you, too.

Common Surgical Errors

Any kind of surgical error is has potentially serious consequences. Our medical malpractice attorneys have successfully represented individuals from Boston, Malden, Middlesex County, and elsewhere who were injured due to fatigue, simple errors, and other kinds of negligence. Your attorney will work with you to identify the probable causes of your injury in order to strengthen your case.

Some of the most common types of surgical errors include:

  • Surgery on the wrong part of the body: Record-keeping errors, sloppy writing, and hasty reading on the part of the surgeon can culminate in a needed procedure being performed on the wrong part of the body. For instance, the wrong leg may be amputated.
  • Surgery on the wrong patient: Due to clerical errors and other mix-ups, surgeons sometimes operate on the wrong patient entirely. This causes undue delay for the patient who was supposed to have surgery while putting the other individual in unnecessary risk.
  • Performing the wrong procedure: Performing a procedure unrelated to the patient's diagnosis delays needed treatment while putting the patient in unnecessary risk. Additionally, it may require revision surgery to correct new problems.
  • Surgical injuries: If a surgeon slips or makes a mental error, he or she can cause irreparable damage to the delicate systems of the body. Nervous damage, heavy bleeding, or organ failure could be the end result.
  • Surgical instruments in the body: Occasionally, a sponge or other surgical instrument will inadvertently be left in the body. These items frequently remain undiscovered for months or years, identified only once they begin to cause dangerous and painful complications.

Filing a Surgical Error Lawsuit

You face substantial risks if your surgery is unnecessarily delayed, entirely unnecessary, or of generally poor quality. While treatment is delayed, your condition may worsen, ultimately requiring more expensive, more invasive, and riskier treatment. In some cases, delay may even be fatal. Victims of medical negligence often experience serious complications, sometimes requiring revision surgery. In many cases it is impossible to restore a patient's health completely after malpractice has taken place.

If a surgical error results in some damage, particularly in pain, suffering, health complications, added risk from additional treatment, additional financial costs, or wrongful death, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit handled by our attorneys. Because there is a statute of limitations on medical malpractice claims, it is important to discuss your case with an attorney as soon as possible. Failing to pursue a case as soon as it becomes obvious that negligence occurred could mean no compensation at all. Your attorney will advise you on how to get the most money possible out of your case without unnecessary delay.

Contact a Medical Negligence and Malpractice Attorney

If you think you or someone you love may have been a victim of a surgical error, contact the medical malpractice attorneys of Rodman, Rodman & Sandman. Serving Boston and Malden-area medical negligence victims for decades, your attorney has the experience needed to secure every dollar in available compensation for you.