Surgical Errors


Amputation Error

Amputation Error
The repercussions of an unnecessary amputation can be quite severe. Therefore, it is essential to fully understand your legal rights.


Bowel Resection

Bowel Resection
Colectomy or bowel resection surgery is a common drastic surgery often given in desperate times. A piece of the bowel or intestine will be removed from the body.


Failed Tubal Ligation

Failed Tubal Ligation
Proving malpractice after a failed tubal ligation can be difficult, and should only be attempted with the advice of a competent medical malpractice attorney


Fistula

Fistula
During fistulotomy procedures, medical malpractice liability can arise in a variety of ways. Errors made by the doctor or any deviations from accepted medical practices for fistulotomies could result in patient injury and the basis for medical malpractice.


Gallbladder

Gallbladder
If the patient receives damage during the surgery that can be proved to have been prevented, then a lawsuit could be established.


Gangrene

Gangrene
If the hospital’s staff is doing their job correctly, they should be able to find and treat gangrene as soon as it appears.


Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoid surgery must be performed by a skilled surgeon, however, there is always a chance of human error.


Inguinal Hernia Procedure

Inguinal Hernia Procedure
Although there are no significant dangers to an inguinal hernia by itself, there are a number of serious complications that can threaten the lives of patients with hernias.


Laparoscopic

Laparoscopic
Laparoscopic surgery is often used as a means of removing the gallbladder. Inexperienced doctors or those who are not paying attention are the most likely candidates to cause injury to a patient in surgery.


Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery

Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery
Since the components of the gallbladder such as the bile ducts are relatively small and fairly close to each other, it is essential that the surgeon is careful and meticulous during gallbladder surgery


Laparoscopic Prostate Surgery

Laparoscopic Prostate Surgery
The risks of laparoscopic prostate surgery can include incontinence, impotence, excessive bleeding, infection, or permanent intestinal damage.


Large Intestine Endoscopy

Large Intestine Endoscopy
Injuries to the colon that require immediate surgical repair sometimes occur due to excessive or careless manipulations of the colonoscope and can be, under certain circumstances, considered negligence on the part of the physician.


Mangled Extremity Severity Score

Mangled Extremity Severity Score
When performing an amputation, certain medical considerations must be made. The doctor must properly conduct an evaluation before a surgery can be executed.


Nerve Damage

Nerve Damage
Often, surgeons come in close contact with the nerves when they are performing an operation. The slightest mistake could result in the severing of a nerve.


Post Appendectomy Infection

Post Appendectomy Infection
The facility or professional may be subject to legal proceedings should this standard not be upheld and a post appendectomy patient develops an infection that results in the patient requiring additional care.


Small Intestine Endoscopy

Small Intestine Endoscopy
While an upper endoscopy is a routine procedure, as with any invasive medical test there are some risks involved.


Surgical Mistakes And Liability

Surgical Mistakes And Liability
Quite often, the fault lies with the surgeon, anesthesiologist or other surgical staff members. However, there are times when the fault actually lies with the hospital.


Surgical Negligence

Surgical Negligence
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.


Unnecessary Surgery

Unnecessary Surgery
An unnecessary surgery may constitute a surgery malpractice claim. Whether or not a patient has a viable medical claim depends on the events surrounding the surgical procedure.


Wrong Site Surgery

Wrong Site Surgery
There are instances when a surgeon may operate on a wrong site or part of the body. Such surgery errors may cause serious complications that may even lead to death