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Surgical Errors Archives

Common plastic surgery errors

Plastic surgery is a type of procedure that has become increasingly common in recent years, and this means that while more people have been successful in achieving the physical appearance that they want, there has also been an increase in negative outcomes from plastic surgery.

When weight loss surgery errors are malpractice

Losing a loved one to complications from surgery is a heartbreaking experience, and one that nobody should ever have to go through. Surgery for weight loss, such as gastric bypass surgery, carries with it many risks, but it is performed with the intention of improving someone's health. Complications can easily arise from such a surgery; however, it is the responsibility of the hospital staff to mitigate the risks and to make the decision not to perform the surgery if the patient is too high-risk.

The difference between complications and medical malpractice

When you are a patient in a surgery that did not go entirely to plan, it is likely that you will have had a long recovery process and wondered whether the traumatic experience that you endured was acceptable under the law. Although things can go wrong in a surgical procedure, sometimes the surgeon or medical provider makes mistakes that are negligent, and when this is the case, legal action can be taken.

What are injuries from stray energy?

During surgery, when electrical devices are used, patients can potentially incur burns and other injuries as a result of the electrical current. These injuries can be extremely painful and potentially life-threatening. This risk is particularly prevalent in laparoscopic surgery. The following are some frequently asked questions about stray energy injuries.

Surgical errors: The risk of anesthesia

When undertaking an operation, the patient is administered anesthetic to block the pain of the operation and to send the patient to sleep. When a healthy patient goes for an operation and is given anesthetic from an experienced and competent surgeon, there is a very low risk that anything will go wrong -- one in 100,000 healthy people are expected to die as a result of anesthesia in a planned operation. Even more rare is the extremely acute risk of brain damage as a result of having anesthesia administered.

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