Surgical mistakes and accidents can lead to serious disability and death. Some of the most common causes of surgical injuries include wrong site surgery, wrong surgical procedure, wrong patient surgery and leaving surgical instruments inside a patient’s body. Injuries from surgical mistakes range from mild to severe and can have long-term effects, which can be extremely costly and cause life long physical hardship and emotional pain.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a surgical mistake, you may be eligible to recover compensation for your injuries and losses. To speak with a highly skilled Connecticut medical malpractice lawyer who will fight aggressively on your behalf, contact The Berkowitz Law Firm LLC.
Surgical Mistakes Lead to Serious Injuries
Surgery is very delicate and requires a lot of attention and skill. Patients are exposed to certain risks during surgery and, as a result, put a lot of trust in the surgeon performing the procedure. In addition to a certain level of skill, a surgeon and his/her staff must be extra cautious during the preparation period, the procedure, and the recovery process.
When something goes wrong, the consequences are devastating and can result in severe, life-changing injuries and death. Some of the more serious injuries caused by mistakes made before, during or immediately following surgery include (but are not limited to):
- Severe infection
- Nerve damage
- Brain damage
- Organ damage
- Amputation of the wrong body part
- Loss of taste, smell or vision
- Wrongful death
In many cases, fixing a personal injury caused by a surgical mistake will require additional surgery or other expensive treatments. The injured patient may also have to face physical limitations and life-long challenges that will decrease their quality of life and force them to adapt to new challenges.
When surgical mistakes lead to serious injuries, the patient and his/her family will be entitled to compensation by law. It is important to note that medical malpractice cases can be complicated, as negligence is often hard to prove. If you believe you’ve been harmed by a mistake during a surgical procedure, you should consult with an experienced attorney about your legal rights and options.
Contact a Connecticut Surgical Mistakes Lawyer
For more information, or to speak a surgical mistake attorney in Connecticut, contact The Berkowitz Law Firm LLC today. Call (866) 479-7909 or send us an email to schedule an evaluation of your case.