Wrong Site Surgery
Surgery can often be traumatic for patients, even under the most ideal circumstances. Additionally, there is always some amount of risk with invasive procedures like surgery. However, this risk increases exponentially when the surgery is performed incorrectly. Wrong site surgery occurs when a physician operates on the wrong part of the body or even the wrong patient. Doctors who perform such acts of extreme negligence should be held liable for the emotional trauma, physical pain, and expensive medical bills of their injured patients.
If you have been injured or suffered further harm by an incorrect surgery, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact a Birmingham wrong site surgery lawyer of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., today at 205-414-8160 to speak with a knowledgeable member of our staff.
Common Causes of Wrong Site Surgery
As patients, we place our trust in medical professionals to treat our health and safety with adequate caution and respect. Unfortunately, sometimes careless mistakes are made that result in harm to a trusting patient. Following are several ways wrong site surgery may occur:
- The doctor does not pay attention to the site marked for surgery
- A nurse or physician designates the incorrect location for surgery
- The operation is scheduled for the wrong patient
The resulting injury and trauma are almost always quite severe, no matter what the cause for the mistake. Suffering the wrong surgery can unfairly burden someone already in the hospital with additional pain and medical expenses. Fortunately, it is possible to hold the responsible medical professional liable for your damages.
If you have suffered from a wrong site surgery, you may be able to hold the responsible party liable for medical malpractice. Don’t hesitate to contact a dedicated Birmingham medical malpractice lawyer of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., for a complementary case evaluation at 205-414-8160.