Surgical Errors Should Never Happen
When you go to the hospital, you know there are risks. Every surgery comes with a calculated risk that is communicated by the doctor to the patient. There are things like blood clots, infections (not caused by instruments that were not property sanitized) and pneumonia that can potentially happen to anyone. However, some errors are labeled as “never events” because they should never happen.
You place your trust in medical professionals to meet a high standard of care when undergoing surgery. Unfortunately, some doctors and nurses make decisions and errors that threaten your long-term health and could possibly kill you. Some mistakes are inexcusable.
No One Is Immune To Surgical Errors
When a doctor incorrectly diagnoses a patient, treats them improperly or treats them without permission, that is medical malpractice. When medical professionals are involved in a surgery and commit medical malpractice, it can be even more serious.
Even the most experienced doctors and medical staff make mistakes. If you or a loved one suffered after surgery due to medical malpractice, call our experienced attorneys. They work with professional experts and know how to prove that medical staff made an inexcusable mistake. We help injury victims across Kentucky.
Surgical “Never Events”
There are several things that should never happen in a hospital. Unfortunately, an overworked nurse or mistaken doctor can make an error that causes a patient long-lasting medical issues, disability or death. Some surgical “never events” include:
- Anesthesia errors
- Contaminated drugs, devices or biologics
- Death/injuries of birth mothers in a low-risk pregnancy
- Death of a person after a relatively minor surgery
- Incorrect surgical procedures
- Metallic objects in an MRI
- Misuse/malfunction of a device
- Newborn injuries/deaths in low-risk deliveries
- Oxygen problems
- Surgery on wrong body part
- Surgery on wrong patient
- Surgical instruments left inside the patient
- Transfusion errors
Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorneys
If you are dealing with a medical malpractice claim after a surgery, call our office for help in Lexington, Harlan and Middlesboro areas. Our lawyers, led by attorney Dan F. Partin, are strong negotiators in mediations. If we cannot get the insurance companies to negotiate fairly with you, we will be your aggressive advocates in court. Visit ourcontact page or call us at 859-359-7390.