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Surgical Errors

Philadelphia Surgical Error Attorney

It is normal to feel anxious or uncomfortable if you need surgery. When a medical professional makes an error during surgery that results in damage, it is devastating. If you or a loved one suffered harm due to a medical professional’s mistake in the operating room, you need a skillful attorney to protect your rights. A Philadelphia surgical error attorney at Kane & Silverman will be on your side and fight to get you the highest compensation possible.

According to a study, more than 4,000 preventable mistakes occur in surgery every year. This is far too many. Kane & Silverman will fight for the rights of patients by  holding liable parties responsible. When careless medical professionals are held liable, others are discouraged from making the same mistake. This can help make surgical procedures safer for everyone in the future.

Causes of Surgical Errors

Surgical errors are one of the most common forms of medical malpractice. Some surgical mistakes may be caused by:

Poor preoperative planning – Surgery involves planning. Before a surgery, medical professionals must review all medical information about the patient. When medical professionals are not well-prepared for surgery, problems may arise.

Booking Concurrent Surgeries – Surgeons and hospitals sometimes book multiple surgeries with the same doctor at the same time. With multiple surgeries at the same time, a surgeon moves back and forth between operating rooms with different patients. This increases the chances of making mistakes and/or injuring a patient.

Lack of Communication – There are usually several medical professionals in the operating room. Working as a team requires good communication. Miscommunication can lead to patient harm.

Fatigue – Doctors work long hours, and a medical professional who is tired is more likely to make a mistake.

Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol – Some medical professions may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol while at work. If a medical professional gets an emergency call after they’ve had a few drinks, it can be dangerous.

Examples of Surgical Errors

Surgical errors include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Operating on the wrong body part (such as the wrong side of the body)
  • Operating on the wrong patient
  • Wrong surgical procedure
  • Leaving a piece of surgical equipment inside the patient
  • Anesthesia error

These errors can cause unnecessary harm to the patient. If a surgeon made a mistake during your surgery, you deserve to be compensated for any expenses related to the error.

Surgical Error Lawyers in Philadelphia and Marlton

Medical malpractice cases involving surgical errors are complex and require a team of expert investigators. Since each surgical error is different, it’s always best to get your claim evaluated by an experienced attorney. For a free consultation with a Philadelphia surgical error attorney, contact Kane & Silverman at 215-232-1000 or fill out our contact form online. We have offices in Philadelphia, PA and Marlton, NJ where you can meet with our surgical malpractice attorneys.

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