Examples of Surgeon Mistakes
The Philadelphia surgical errors attorneys at Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, P.C., home of MyPhillyLawyer, handle cases for victims of many different types of surgical errors, including:
Wrong surgery: Sadly, wrong surgeries happen more frequently than one would think. This can lead to prolonged recovery, additional surgeries, infections and other complications.
Wrong site: Did the surgeon perform the right procedure on the wrong body part?
Anesthesia errors: Dosage errors, delay in delivery, mistakes in intubation, failure to monitor the patient and failure to recognize complications can all be deadly.
Unsterile equipment: Infections due to unsterilized equipment put patients at risk.
Lacerations and punctures: Nicks or punctures to organs, muscles, nerves or other internal structures may not be noticed until it is too late.
Instruments and sponges left behind: Hospital policies call for counting surgical instruments before and after the procedure, but mistakes still happen. These mistakes can lead to serious infection and death.
Post-surgical errors: When complications are not recognized or treated in a timely way, the results can be extremely dangerous for patients.
Did you suffer significant harm because of a surgical error? Did a member of your family die because of a doctor’s/surgeon’s mistake?