As anyone who has gone into a hospital or clinic knows, there is no such thing as risk-free surgery. However, as medical malpractice law firms in Palatka, FL, know, there are many instances where surgical and post-surgical errors raise risks to unacceptable levels.
Illustrating this, Medical News Today published an article in 2012 that revealed that errors in surgery happen at least 4,000 times a year – a fact based on research by the renowned Johns Hopkins University. In addition, researchers estimate that foreign objects are forgotten inside patients around 39 times a week and incorrect operations (the wrong operation or an operation on the wrong body part) occur around 20 times a week!
The problem with these events is that they are preventable – and they cause an incredible amount of suffering, loss of income, physical/emotional trauma and even death. As a patient, you accept certain risks with a surgery, but you should not have to accept preventable trauma and suffering that would never have been part of your surgery in the first place. These can include:
· Medication errors
· Neurological damage
· Untreated trauma
· Unnecessary surgery
· Incorrect surgery
· Post-surgical infections
· Staff’s failure to follow doctor’s orders
At The McLeod Firm, we have the dedication, resources and skills to pursue your case to the fullest extent of the law. Contact us and speak to our team today about getting the compensation you deserve.