Information About Surgical Error Lawsuits
When you undergo surgery, you expect the staff who care for you to be professional and experienced in the procedure you are about to undergo. Since you will more than likely be unconscious during the surgery, you place complete trust in the overseeing doctors and nurses. While the vast majority of surgeries are successful, not all end with positive results. There is a standard of professionalism and competency that all surgeons must adhere to during a procedure to avoid errors. If they fail to meet this standard which results in an injury, the patient may be entitled to compensation under a medical malpractice claim.
Surgical errors can result in permanent disfigurement and complications due to post-surgical infections. The following are some examples of surgical errors:
- Wrong-site surgery – operating in or on the wrong area of the body
- Surgical instrument left in the body – retractors, sponges and surgical towels all have been left in patients’ bodies following surgery
- Misdiagnosis issues, such as surgery unrelated to the patient’s correct diagnosis
- Operating on the wrong patient
If you or someone you know needs the assistance of an experienced Maryland surgical error attorney, call Otway Russo, P.C. today at (410) 983-6799, or complete the contact form provided on this site to schedule a free consultation.