Surgical Errors in Medical Malpractice

Fictional portrayals of surgeons often suggest that these highly trained medical professionals are driven by their own ego and given the intense life and death nature of their occupation they are prone to developing a so-called “God complex”. While this is not typically true in real life, the underlying premise is accurate. Surgeons, nurses, and other healthcare workers who are in some manner involved in the performance of a surgical procedure have the ability to save a patient’s life or health. But when they make mistakes they can also inflict severe harm.

If you have been the victim of a surgical error, then it might be appropriate to consider filing a civil lawsuit against the negligent doctor or another healthcare provider responsible for your injury. Contact the Des Moines medical malpractice lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 705-0233 to speak with a skilled and experienced attorney about the potential merits of legal action in your case.

Examples of Surgical Errors

Each surgical procedure, even one that is considered to be minor, comes with an attendant set of inherent risks. It is the responsibility of the surgeon and others involved with the procedure to be aware of those dangers and to safeguard against them. Frequently, however, one or more of the individuals may fail to properly execute his or her duties, which may manifest in the following surgical errors:

  • Mishandling of surgical instruments
  • Improper suturing
  • Foreign objects left in the body
  • Wrong-site surgery
  • Wrong patient surgery
  • Medication errors
  • Serious infections

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Our firm is committed to helping you fight for the financial compensation that you are rightfully due if you have suffered as a consequence of a surgical error. Contact the Des Moines medical malpractice lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. today at (515) 705-0233.

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