When an individual goes into surgery, he or she has placed his or her life under the care of the medical experts and hospital that are overseeing the procedure. While most surgeries are successful, some fail due to the carelessness of the medical staff. When a surgical error has occurred, this form of medical malpractice is usually happens as a result of a lack of adequate care. Surgical error law generally deals with the following:
- Surgeons and medical staff failing to provide adequate and sufficient information to the patient and his or her family with regard to providing and informed consent;
- There has been unnecessary procedures performed on the patient due to pecuniary interests or carelessness;
- The procedures have been performed by an ill prepared surgeon or medical staff;
- The procedures have been performed by under qualified surgeons or other medical staff;
- A surgery has been performed on the incorrect patient;
- A surgery has been performed on the incorrect body part; or
- Other forms of mistakes have transpired throughout the course of the surgery.
While these are some of the most common forms of surgical errors, it is important to recognize the severity and harmful impact that a surgical error can have on victims and their families. If you or someone you know has been injured or has otherwise suffered other forms of grievances due to surgical error, it is important to know that there may be an opportunity to obtain financial compensation. Aside from the pain and possible lifelong injury, surgical errors can leave a victim with the inability to work or provide financial stability for his or her family. Consult a qualified medical malpractice attorney who has practice in dealing with surgical errors. An expert attorney can help you through the claims process and provide the legal support necessary so that you may be able to recuperate financially.
Surgical Error Through Negligence
In the State of California, one of the most fundamental components of a surgical error claims is establishing that some form of medical negligence occurred in the surgical procedure. This could mean that the surgeon’s performance somehow fell below the recognized standard of care for a reasonably proficient medical practitioner under the same circumstances. Ultimately, this negligence is what led to the patient’s injury. While some errors occur as a result of the medical practitioner’s incompetence, the greatest amounts of surgical errors occur as a result of ineffective planning before the procedure. Another common surgical error transpire through the lack of communication by medical staff whose obligation is to inform the patient and his or her family about potential risks that are associated with the procedure.
Seek Legal Support When Filing For a Surgical Error Claim
Suffering injury or other damages from surgical errors can have a long lasting effect, not only to the victims, but to their families as well. Victims can often face the inability to return to work, thus losing their independence as well as the inability to financially care for their loved ones. If you have suffered an injury or grievance as a result of a surgical error, seek the legal guidance of an expert attorney.
Attorney Richard R. Rohde of Rohde Law Office, APC has extensive experience in handling surgical error claims. If you have been injured as a result of medical malpractice, contact the legal support of an expert attorney who can assist you.