Surgical errors are all too common throughout Georgia and the rest of the country. When these mistakes are made, it can lead to traumatic injuries and even death for the patient. Surgical errors are a form of medical malpractice, which means the plaintiff can file a claim for compensation to help pay for their medical bills, lost wages and other expenses.
The most common types of surgical errors include the following:
- Surgical items left inside the patient after the surgical area is closed
- Surgeon operates on the wrong patient
- Surgeon operates on the wrong body part of the correct patient
- The anesthesia fails and the patient wakes up too soon
- Damage done to the nerves of the patient
These five surgical errors are the most common that happen across the country every year. Surgical errors cost patients thousands upon thousands of dollars in medical bills. Why? The patient not only has to pay for the surgery that went wrong, but they also have to pay for another surgery to fix the mistake. They also have to pay for medical care associated with the injuries caused by the surgical error.
How do you know you are the victim of a surgical error? Most likely, the issue for which you went under the knife has not healed or gotten any better. You might also fall into a coma after the surgery or struggle to do things you once were able to do on your own.
Surgical errors are serious problems that can change your life in an instant. If you have suffered an error by your surgeon, it is important for you to seek compensation so you do not accrue debt due to lack of work or because of the massive medical bills in your name.