Surgical errors are very bad types of medical malpractice because they are caused directly at the hands of a healthcare provider—the surgeon. These injuries can result in debilitating injury, life-long complications, and even death. Injuries from surgical errors are simply devastating and huge cases of New York medical malpractice.
There are many different types of surgical errors that could occur. These errors range from those caused by surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, technicians, and many other healthcare professionals. These errors can occur pre-op, during the surgery, and post-op. These are very painful mistakes made by healthcare providers.
Some common types of surgical errors in New York include the following:
- Nerve injuries;
- Damage to arteries;
- Organ damage;
- Lack of oxygen to the brain;
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- Foreign objects left inside patients;
- Muscle damage;
- Painful scar tissue;
- Extreme scarring;
- Wrongful death; and
- Many other injuries.
Victims injured during a surgery due to surgical errors are likely to be very seriously injured. Surgical like spinal fusions, bariatric, hip replacements, and other surgeries are very likely to be performed incorrectly and be caused by medical malpractice. Patients injured during these surgeries may be entitled to compensation.
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