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Common Surgical Errors
Surgeries are performed for innumerable reasons, and generally speaking, doctors who become surgeons must go through some of the most rigorous training, testing and qualifying of any sort of specialty practice in the world of professional medicine. Simply put, some of the best and brightest doctors aspire to become surgeons. As a result, most people assume that if something goes wrong during surgery, it was a situation that could not be helped.
Unfortunately, this is not always how things play out. Surgical errors are surprisingly common, and below you’ll find a brief description of some of the more common surgical errors committed that lead to New York medical malpractice lawsuits. You’ll also find information regarding how you should proceed if you need the help of a New York medical malpractice lawyer.
Common Surgical Errors
There are too many specific surgical errors to list in one location, but below is a brief description of those that tend to be common:
Many surgical errors are not even made by the surgeon, but rather the anesthesiologist. Anesthesia is an intricate set of substances designed to ‘put the patient under’ so that they do not experience the pain and horror of surgery. However, if the wrong concoction of drugs is administered, it could lead to a coma or even death.
As strange as it may seem, incorrect surgeries happen with surprising regularity. Incorrect surgeries can involve performing the wrong procedure altogether or performing surgery on the wrong body part.
Although it would seem that anyone would remember to remove surgical tools from inside the patient’s body when surgery is complete, this is not always what occurs. The presence of these tools in the body can lead to dangerous infections and other complications that can prove to be fatal in time.
Surgery is a very meticulous and sensitive process. Mere millimeters can be the difference between a successful surgery and disaster, and one common result of these tiny errors is the puncture of an organ.
How a New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer Can Help
When these situations arise, fighting for your rights can be difficult for many reasons. Not only could you be seriously injured or incapacitated, but hospitals and doctors generally have teams of defense attorneys ready to defend their positions. Rather than attempt to handle this situation on your own, contact the New York medical malpractice lawyers at Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald today to schedule a free initial consultation.
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