Types of Surgical Errors
Statistics from around the country show that at least half of all medical malpractice trials in the United States every year are against surgeons. Surgeons are required to undergo years of training and education to become licensed, but issues such as negligence, inattention, and irresponsibility can all have devastating repercussions. Although virtually every surgical procedure has certain inherent risks, the chance of severe complications is much higher when a surgeon makes careless or reckless mistakes.
If you have been hurt by a negligent surgeon or other such medical professional, let a skilled legal representative handle your case while you focus on your recovery. For more information about how a Birmingham accident lawyer of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., can help you fight for the compensation you deserve, contact our offices today at 205-414-8160 and schedule a free consultation.
Most Common Surgical Errors
When surgeons or nurses lose focus during an operation, a fairly routine procedure can instead result in serious complications for the patient. Some of the most common types of surgical mistakes include:
- Anesthesia errors
- Failure to get informed consent
- Not performing the correct operation
- Leaving objects in the patient’s body
- Performing surgery on the wrong site
- Performing surgery on the wrong patient
Careless doctors and surgeons should be held accountable for the pain and suffering they cause in order to discourage such negligence in the future.
At Yearout & Traylor, P.C., we understand how traumatic a surgical error can be. Victims may suffer physical and emotional pain as well as frustrating financial consequences. To learn more about how we can help you fight back following a surgical error, contact our Birmingham accident attorneys at 205-414-8160.