Expert surgical care is what one expects from one’s surgeon and surgical
team. Of course, all medical professionals are not experts; some are simply
ordinary and others are subpar. No matter what the case may be, patients
are owed a base line standard of care under which the actions of medical
professionals must not fall.
Experienced Newburgh medical malpractice attorneys know the legal standard that medical professionals must follow is that
of reasonable care. Surgeons must use reasonable care when operating on
a patient so that foreseeable and preventable harm must not come to the
patient. If a deviation in the prescribed standard occurs, the patient
can make a valid claim against the surgeon for medical malpractice if
the deviation caused injury and damages. Experienced medical malpractice
a pattern in the types of errors and complications that occur as a result of preventable surgical errors.
Unfortunately, it is common for patients to endure organ punctures and
lacerations that should not have occurred had they received competent
surgical care. Surgical sponges, scalpels, pads, surgical gloves, and
clamps are all types of instruments that have been inadvertently left
inside patients’ bodies; sewn up and left.
When this happens, corrective surgery can be delayed for days, week, months,
and even years. Incisions have been misplaced on patients’ bodies.
Even wrong procedures have been performed on people. Additionally, surgeons
have been known to happen on the wrong part of a patient.
Complications that arise from these
surgical errors are countless. Nonetheless, medical malpractice attorneys have encountered
a number of common complications from which victims suffer. Obviously,
victimized patients will suffer from emotional and psychological damage.
Physically, patients have experienced excessive bleeding and blood clotting;
organ damage; nerve damage; infections; sepsis; healing delays; coma;
paralysis; brain damage; excessive scarring; permanent distortion of body
movement; and even death.
Complications also continue into the patient’s long term future.
Infections can linger for months. Pain can continue for years. Vein damage
can persist. The longer that medication is used, the greater the possibility
is for adverse drug reactions and dependency.
Outside of medical complications, a person’s lifestyle will have
been changed. Patients harmed by
negligent doctors may not be able to return to work for a prolonged time, if they can return
at all. One may have to change professions. A patient may see his or her
income decline, and of course will have lost income while the ordeal lasts.
In short, their way of life before surgery might not ever be returned to them.
All of these complications and errors are things that which a patient can
receive compensation for when suing a negligent surgeon for malpractice.
Learn more about the different kinds of surgical errors caused from medical
malpractice in the latest article
published on our website available here.
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