Regardless of whether your surgery is a minor outpatient procedure, or something major that requires hospitalization, there is always a risk for potential mistakes by any number of medical professionals involved.
If you or a loved one believe that you may be a victim of surgical error, the following information may be of help.
What Constitutes Surgical Error
Legal cases around surgical errors cover mistakes by medical professionals involved in your treatment. It can include actions (or the failure to act) before, during, or after a surgery. The most common types of mistakes are:
- Performing the wrong surgery
- Inability to perform a particular task
- Failure to recognize a potential complication
- Performing a surgery while incapacitated
- Leaving behind equipment and/or supplies during a surgery
Effect of Surgical Errors
Surgical errors can cause a multitude of problems, and in some cases it can even be life threatening. Patients may not even realize that their pain may be caused by a surgical error. Some symptoms can appear right away while others do so over time. While some injuries will only require therapy or rehabilitation, more serious cases can be permanent. Your circumstances will be unique to your procedure, health condition, etc.
What to Do With Surgical Error Cases in MA
If you would like more information on whether your issues are related to a surgical error or not, contact a MA surgical error attorney. Your attorney will advise you on what legal option is available to you according to Massachusetts law. You may be able to recover damages for medical expenses, loss of income, etc. Punitive damages may also be possible.
For a free consultation on surgical error cases in MA, contact the Tramontozzi Law Offices.