There are many forms of medical malpractice that can result in devastating injuries to patients who have given their trust to their doctors to provide them with proper care. Devastating injuries can result from surgical malpractice, potentially leading to permanent disabilities and even death. When surgeons act recklessly during operations, the patient is the one who suffers.
Surgical malpractice occurs when a healthcare worker has provided a patient with improper or dangerous treatment. The errors occur during surgery or affect a patient’s surgery, which leads to health complications and injuries.
Types of surgical errors include:
- Failing to perform checkups after surgery
- Leaving surgical instruments in the patient
- Performing surgery on the wrong body part
- Performing surgery on the wrong patient
- Performing surgery without a making a plan or without considering the patients history
- Premature discharge of patient after surgery
- Unnecessary surgery
- Unnecessary delays in surgery
- Use of unsanitary instruments
Since these incidents are due to the wrongdoing of medical caregivers, injured patients have the right to seek compensation for their losses.
After suffering injuries or infections from surgical malpractice patients may be told by the hospital or insurance provider that he or she is not legally allowed to file a lawsuit because they had signed consent forms and other paperwork related to the procedure. However, this is not true.
Surgeons and healthcare workers are required to provide proper care while treating their patients. Negligence and recklessness that cause surgical malpractice violates the standard of care. This means that patients who have been injured have the right to file a lawsuit against the surgeon, hospital, and whoever else has caused the patient harm.
Injured patients will need to collect evidence to prove the type of malpractice they have suffered, how the medical caregiver caused the incident, and what injuries they have resulted due to the accident. An experienced Kingston, New York attorney can help you find the evidence and create a case against the hospital where you have been harmed.
Patients can receive compensation to pay for their losses. This includes past medical bills, lost wages due to being unable to work, pain and suffering, future medical care and rehabilitation, as well as other costs resulting from the surgery.
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