Surgeons Must Follow the Safety Rules
All surgeons are taught safety rules for performing surgery just as all drivers are taught safety rules for the road. There are safety rules about which patients are healthy enough for surgery, safety rules for what kind of surgical tools can be used, safety rules about making sure a surgeon doesn’t cut the wrong thing, and rules about how an incision should be closed. After the operation is over, there are rules about how often a patient should be checked, how to spot and deal with infections, and when a patient is ready to go home.
These rules have been learned over hundreds of years, and surgeons know them by heart. Surgery medical malpractice is what happens when surgeons break those rules and people get hurt.
Many Kinds of Surgery Malpractice. Just One Cause.
Our lawyers have over 25 years’ experience handling all kinds of surgery malpractice cases involving many different types of surgery. All of those cases involved the same basic error: the surgeon wasn’t paying attention to the patient.
Whether the surgeon was in a hurry to get home, or had booked too many patients, or simply decided to cut corners to save time, the consequences to the patient can be fatal. A blood vessel or intestine is cut by mistake; a critical test is not ordered; an examination is not done; antibiotics are not given, reports of other doctors are not reviewed; a patient is not seen after an operation.
The rules for surgeons are there for a reason: If safety rules are not followed, patients will get hurt, and some patients will die.
The Most Common Types of Surgery Medical Malpractice
The most common types of surgery medical malpractice are:
- Cutting or clipping the wrong part of patient’s body
- Operating on a patient who is not healthy enough for an operation
- Failing to monitor a patient’s health after surgery for complications like infections and bleeding
- Sending a patient home from the hospital before they are healthy enough to go
- Failing to administer antibiotics to prevent or cure infection
Some of the surgeries that are commonly associated with medical malpractice are:
- Gall bladder removal surgery, also known as “cholecystectomy”
- Cosmetic or plastic surgery
- Gynecological or women’s surgery, such as hysterectomy
- Weight loss or bariatric surgery, such as gastric bypass or lap-band surgery
Experienced Lawyers for Your Surgery Malpractice Case
When you choose Polewski & Associates for your surgery malpractice case, you are choosing lawyers with unique experience and top client reviews.
So if you are wondering whether your family has been hurt by medical malpractice, stop wondering and contact us now. You need a legal team that handles malpractice cases all the time: lawyers and experts who know medical malpractice when they see it and have a proven track record helping families hurt by medical malpractice.
These cases are no place for rookies, and no place for lawyers who are buddies with the doctors you may have to sue.
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