Surgical Mistakes and Medical Malpractice
The duty that medical professionals – and particularly surgeons – have to their patients can almost be considered to be something of a sacred responsibility. They are asked to faithfully and flawlessly diagnose and treat illnesses and injuries or to perform intricate surgical procedures. Moreover, they are the only individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to do so. Yet each year there are thousands upon thousands of cases where mistakes by these trusted healthcare workers resulted in either a worsened state of health, delayed recovery, or even tragically in the preventable loss of life.
If you or your loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice then it is likely that you have incurred additional medical expenses and experienced other adverse effects. These are burdens that we do not believe you should have to bear alone. Contact the Des Moines medical malpractice lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 225-2600 to speak with a skilled and experienced attorney about your potential case.
Common Surgical Mistakes
Of the broad variety of medical mistakes that might occur, those that occur during surgery or which are related to the performance of a surgical procedure are particularly problematic. Patients are rarely if ever more vulnerable than during a surgery, when they may be under anesthesia and completely unable to speak up on their own behalf. Alarmingly, surgical mistakes are fairly common and the following are some of the most frequently encountered surgical errors:
- Wrong site surgery
- Wrong patient surgery
- Improper suturing
- Pharmaceutical errors
- Foreign objects left inside the body
- Mishandling of surgical instruments
- Wrong procedure
There can be no tolerance for surgical errors because they so thoroughly endanger the welfare of the patients who suffer them. Contact the Des Moines medical malpractice lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 225-2600 if you have been the victim of a surgical mistake.