Surgical Error Attorneys in Des Moines
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To patients, surgery is perhaps the most intimidating of all medical treatments. After all, surgery typically involves the use of scalpels and other cutting implements to reach, repair, and replace unhealthy organs and body parts. It is also fairly common for more intensive procedures to require the use of various anesthetic drugs that are intended to help the surgical patient lose consciousness during a procedure. That level of submission requires a patient to greatly trust the surgeon, nurses, and other medical professionals involved in an operation.
It is an unfortunate fact, however, that medical malpractice is alarmingly frequent in the operating room, and you may have suffered serious adverse health consequences as a result. Let us help you obtain the financial compensation that you are rightfully owed.
Common Surgical Errors
In a high-stakes environment such as the operating room, it is virtually unavoidable that some mistakes will occur, but some surgical errors defy logic and are simply inexcusable.
Negligence of the magnitude required for the following errors deserves swift and severe civil justice:
- Surgical instruments left in the body
- Wrong patient surgery
- Wrong site surgery
- Improper suturing
- Medication errors
Effects of Surgical Errors
When dealing with the treatment of an injury or illness, every step of the process is incredibly important because the failure to properly address an emergent medical need can lead to a substantially worsened prognosis and could cost a patient their life. The situation becomes most delicate, perhaps, when surgical procedures are involved, because cutting through flesh and bone requires remarkable precision and the strictest adherence to best practices.
A fleeting mistake with a scalpel or insufficient sterilization can permanently alter the life of a patient, and these surgical errors may present grounds for a civil lawsuit. If you or your loved one has become the victim of a surgeon, nurse, or other healthcare professional’s negligence in the course of a surgical procedure, then we can help you pursue the financial compensation that you are due.
The additional medical expenses that you have likely faced as the victim of a surgical error are apt to be substantial, and neither you nor your insurance company should have to bear that weight.