Statistics indicate that in the United States alone, there are more than 200,000 deaths caused by medical malpractice annually. A large part of this disturbing trend can be blamed on mistakes made in surgery that are due to surgeons’ carelessness. These potentially deadly mistakes can happen during any procedure, from an emergency operation where everything is hurried along, to a simple outpatient procedure. The kinds of mistakes made in the case of malpractice are many and varied and can lead to permanent damage.
Kinds of Negligence
- Improperly sanitized surgical equipment or hands
- Leaving tools and equipment in the patient’s body
- Accidentally piercing or cutting an organ or artery
- Surgery lasts too long
- Over or under-anesthetizing the patient
- Performing surgery on the wrong person or body part
- Excessive removal of muscle, skin or other tissues
Meeting Care Standards
Additional Frequently Asked Questions
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