As more and more Americans undergo surgical procedures, the number of surgical errors continues to rise. In any case, these surgical errors are horrific tragedies and preventable.
“4.8% of physicians are responsible for half of the malpractice claims filed in the U.S.?Just 1.7% of physicians were responsible for 27.5% of all malpractice awards.”? Civil Justice Resource Group
Examples of surgical error are:
- Leaving a foreign object such as a towel, sponge or tool inside the body
- Operating on the wrong body part
- Executing the wrong type of surgery
- Anesthesia Overdose
- Receiving the wrong blood type during a transfusion
Unfortunately, surgical errors in our country are quite common. As more and more Americans undergo surgical procedures, the number of surgical errors rise. Surgical errors can have devastating effects, leaving you or a loved one incapacitated and in poorer health then prior to surgery.
Symptoms of surgical error include:
- Wound infection
- Flu like symptoms
- Gastric pain
- Trouble breathing
- Muscle atrophy
- Pulmonary collapse
- Renal failure
The medical malpractice attorneys at Graves McLain have seen too many instances where individuals suffer due to surgical errors. We are here to fight for patients’ rights and make sure you are compensated for losses and life changes due to a surgeon’s errors. Negligence on behalf of a doctor, nurse or hospital is never acceptable. When you put your life in the hands of another, one should expect a positive outcome and this is not always the case.
If you or a loved one has sustained a serious injury related to surgical errors and by no fault of your own, call Graves McLain, Serious Lawyers for Serious Injuries. Contact the Tulsa, Oklahoma Personal Injury Lawyers at Graves McLain at, 1-800-390-6600, email us directly, or request a free consultation online. An experienced attorney will review you situation at no cost to you. Trust our team, we are here to help.
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