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Most Common Surgical Errors

Wilson & McQueen March 23, 2023

When a patient trusts a surgeon to perform an invasive procedure, the patient is literally putting his or her life in the surgeon’s hands. Because trust is critical in the medical industry, medical malpractice especially when involving surgery, can leave victims feeling frustrated and helpless. Surgery malpractice can result in serious permanent injury or death.

Studies show that over 4,000 surgical errors occur in the United States every year. If you have been the victim of medical malpractice, it is important to enlist the services of an experienced malpractice attorney who can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

Common Malpractice Errors During Surgery

The vast majority of medical malpractice instances are preventable, and these situations should be handled quickly and effectively. Common mistakes that occur during surgery include:

  • Operating on the wrong part of the body

  • Performing the wrong procedure

  • Leaving a foreign object in the body

  • Giving the incorrect amount of anesthesia

These mistakes are difficult to handle because in addition to the original malady, the victim now has further health and legal issues to deal with. An experienced legal team can guide you through the process of organizing your specific case against a medical practitioner. You shouldn’t have to suffer physically or financially if you have been the victim of negligent surgeons or health providers.

Contact a Lexington Medical Malpractice Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, the attorneys of Wilson & McQueen, PLLC, may advocate for you to win the remunerations you deserve. To discuss your specific case with one of our professionals, call today.