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Surgery Errors and How They Affect Patients

Surgeries in the United States

The advancement of modern medicine has allowed for some amazing changes in our health as a world. Diseases which were once deadly now have cures. Accidents which would have killed someone once can now be treated easily and simply. Even changes to our appearance can be done with ease by surgeons today, which was no easy feat even twenty years ago. Indeed, medicine has brought us a long way, and it still continues to advance even today.

While all of this is true, it's also important to remember that medicine sometimes gets it wrong. Surgeries in particular have issues that arise due to doctor error that can lead to a patient suffering more than they did before their surgery, which can leave a patient feeling annoyed and frustrated with their medical teams. These accidents are often something that tries to be downplayed by those responsible for paying, which only adds to the frustration of the victims of these mistakes. When a mistake happens in surgery, patients can be left feeling upset and lost in what they can do next, and for many, turning to lawyers is the best choice they can make in getting the settlement they need to help put their life back in order.

How Surgeries can Harm You

Mistakes in surgeries can be common, and they can sometimes cause problems that cannot be fixed. Some of the common mistakes seen in surgery includes:

surgery 3.jpgOperating on the wrong body part: While it may seem ridiculous, surgeons and their teams will make the mistake of performing an operation on the wrong part or side of the body. When this occurs, a patient will not only have to go through surgery again, but they may have complications due to that first surgery that was unnecessary. An unnecessary surgery can also open a patient up to infections and later damage as a result of the procedure.

Leaving foreign objects in the body: When a surgical team is not paying enough attention, mistakes will happen. Losing objects, like sponges and surgical tools, is a mistake that can occur when a team does not account for everything after the procedure is over. These foreign objects in the body can lead to severe complications, some of which can cause death over time.

Severing a nerve: Nerves are important in our bodies, so when one is severed due to poor dexterity of the doctor, it can lead to a change in the patient's life. When our nerves are severed, our muscles don't work the right way anymore, meaning that we may not be able to do things like play a sport, work, or enjoy a hobby like we used to. Fixing a nerve can be difficult, so many people with this issue simply do not recover and have to adapt to this new life they must now lead.

New York and New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyers

When a patient is injured or left wronged due to the neglect of a surgeon, they will often have high medical bills and other issues they will need to pay for. These patients will, more than likely, need to talk with a lawyer to ensure that their case is well-represented, so they should start at the Law Offices of Robert A. Solomon of Metro Law. Our team of lawyers is ready to assist you in your medical malpractice case, and we will fight to get you the compensation you need. Call our office today to see how we can help you at (800) 469-6476.

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