Surgical Errors

Surgical Errors

What is a surgical error?

Surgical errors are a common form of medical malpractice; a surgical error is a preventable mistake during surgery. While all surgeries involve an element of risk, a surgical error goes beyond the known risks of surgery.

At Jones & Swanson, we represent individuals who have been injured by mistakes made during surgery.

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Causes of Surgical Errors

There are a variety of reasons why surgical errors occur. In some cases, a surgeon is inexperienced or incompetent, while other times the surgical team was ill-prepared for surgery, or there was a communication error between the operating surgeon and his or her surgical nurses.

A surgeon may take shortcuts, or they may fail to have the proper surgical equipment on hand. Other causes include fatigue on behalf of the surgeon, which is very common and especially dangerous.

Surgeons can even turn to drugs or alcohol to cope with the stress of their jobs, and while it may be shocking, some surgeons do operate while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Here are some of the most common types of surgical errors:

  • Wrong site surgery.
  • Operating on the wrong patient.
  • Leaving surgical equipment such as sponges or instruments inside the patient.
  • Accidentally nicking other organs.
  • Injuring a nerve during surgery.
  • Administering too much or too little medication.

Marietta Medical Malpractice Lawyer

If you believe your surgical errors amount to a medical malpractice claim, you should speak with an experienced personal injury attorney from our firm. From a legal standpoint, these cases are complex and your chances of success increase significantly if you hire a lawyer how is experienced in handling medical malpractice claims in the Georgia courts.

Call (770) 884-6652 for a free case evaluation!

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