When one elects to have a recommended surgery designed to help improve a medical condition they seldom foresee the possibility of complications down the road from something going wrong. Injuries from surgical procedures do occur and leave many patients in a more difficult position than they would have been in without the surgery.
Doctors and other medical care providers are obligated to provide patients with a certain standard of care and the failure to do so can lead to medical mistakes that can have lifelong effects. Debilitating injuries can occur as a result of medical mistakes that may warrant the filing of a medical malpractice personal injury claim.
Surgical injuries can occur in a number of ways due to a variety of circumstances. Some statistics suggests that 50,000 to nearly 100,000 individuals are affected by surgical errors annually. Among the most commonly reported errors of this type are operations performed on the wrong area of the body, improper use of medical tools, and leaving instruments in a patient’s body following a surgery.
Commonly reported reasons for surgical errors include insufficient experience by surgeons or assisting medical personnel, lack of adequate communication, failure of equipment, exhaustion or working for prolonged hours without sufficient rest.
The Life Care Solutions Group can provide information for those who have been injured due to a surgical mistake and have questions for a Santa Barbara medical malpractice lawyer or personal injury attorney that provides representation for clients in surrounding areas. Individuals may be able to obtain legal compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages they have incurred as a result of the negligence or incompetence of a chosen medical care provider.
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