Surgical Errors: The Three Main Dangers

Surgical errors. You never want to assume that they’ll happen, but they unfortunately do. There is a history of surgical errors that have caused multiple people significant harm. It is important, though, for people to know what these errors are.

In the world of medical malpractice law, there are three main dangers associated with medical malpractice and it’s imperative that you recognize how they occur. This can help you pursue compensation and justice from the negligent party.

Surgery On the Wrong Patient

Miscommunication errors and negligence can lead to a doctor performing surgery on the wrong patient. This could mean someone who is perfectly healthy and only dealing with a cold can suffer significant injuries when they have surgery performed when they don’t need to.

Surgery On the Wrong Body Part

Similar to miscommunication resulting in surgery on the wrong patient, miscommunication and misdiagnosis can result in a patient having surgery performed on the wrong part of his or her body. This can result in the patient enduring significant harm.

Leaving an Object In a Patient

When the doctor closes up a patient, they must ensure that all instruments and items are clear from the body. Unfortunately, there are times when gauze, scalpels, or other items are left in the patient’s body and could cause significant internal damage.

At Grewal Law, our team works hard to understand how problems of medical malpractice can result in surgical errors. When they do, individuals can sustain significant injuries and endure the lifelong impact of the injuries sustained.

Our Michigan medical malpractice attorneys are ready to help you get through complex and difficult legal matters as we pursue the compensation you deserve. Let us help you obtain justice and hold the negligent party accountable.

Call (888) 211-5798 today for your free consultation.

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