Injured due to a surgical error? Call Graves McLain Now for a Free Consultation.
As more and more Americans undergo surgical procedures, the number of surgical errors continues to rise. In any case, these surgical errors are horrific tragedies and preventable.
“4.8% of physicians are responsible for half of the malpractice claims filed in the U.S. Just 1.7% of physicians were responsible for 27.5% of all malpractice awards.” Civil Justice Resource Group
Examples of surgical error are:
Leaving a foreign object such as a towel, sponge or tool inside the body
Operating on the wrong body part
Executing the wrong type of surgery
Receiving the wrong blood type during a transfusion
Unfortunately, surgical errors in our country are quite common. As more and more Americans undergo surgical procedures, the number of surgical errors rise. Surgical errors can have devastating effects, leaving you or a loved one incapacitated and in poorer health than prior to surgery.
Symptoms of surgical error include: