The reasons that individuals undergo surgeries vary from case to case. A person may have had a medical condition that required surgery in order to cure or an individual may have undergone a vehicle crash that required emergency surgery in order to save their life. Despite the reason for the surgery, surgeries are known to come with their risks. Each surgery is linked to a different type of risk, and different complications that can come from them. Regardless of these complications and risks, medical providers have to perform the surgery and preparations for the operation in accordance with the standard of care. If a medical practitioner fails to adhere to the standard of care during a surgery, the patient may be subjected to a surgical medical malpractice that results in a number of damages including, specific damages, general damages, and in extreme cases, punitive damages.
The increase of problems occurring during operation is plausible when inadequate care was given to the patient prior to the operation or during it. A surgery in itself is dangerous. Now, when medical negligence is exercised by one of these surgical providers, the patient may fall victim of surgical medical malpractice. Finding a skilled surgical medical malpractice lawyer in West Palm Beach would serve the purpose to file a medical malpractice litigation against the health care provider that committed the medical negligence. With a lawsuit, the victim/s can potentially recover for the damages that they had to go through due to the surgical malpractice.
What Medical Negligences Can Happen During Surgery
There have been many medical negligences that have occurred during patients’ surgeries. Despite how professional and trained a surgeon may be, they are still able to perform medical negligences. Some of these situations include:
- Cutting through vital organs and veins
- An organ being removed without consent
- Foreign object being left inside the patient like a sponge
- Unnecessary operation being performed
Information and Numbers of Surgeries
- In 2010, there were 51 million inpatient surgeries performed
- Neurosurgeons are claimed in 18% of medical malpractice lawsuits
- Orthopedic surgeons are the result of 14% of medical malpractice claims
Come See Us Today, We Are Here for You
The reasons why surgical medical malpractice occurs is different for every case. The surgeon may have been over exhausted or there may have been poor communication between the surgical team. Regardless of the reason, the firm of Percy Martinez in West Palm Beach for surgical medical malpractice will discover the cause of the medical negligence and hold those liable for their actions.