Surgery is scary. Even if the doctors do everything right, there is usually the chance that something could go wrong. Nevertheless, surgery is sometimes unavoidable. We go into the operating room under the assurance and assumption that our doctors are careful and experienced experts in their fields. We trust that they will do everything they can to keep us safe and alive.
You might shudder to know, then, just how often surgeons make mistakes during procedures. While most operations are generally successful, a single slip-up during any surgical procedure can result in catastrophe for the patient.
All doctors have a legal and ethical duty to exercise reasonable care when monitoring and treating their patients. That duty is especially important for surgeons because the stakes are so high. If you’ve endured surgical injuries, or if someone you love was injured during a procedure, you know how emotionally terrifying the ordeal can be. Surgery patients are often unaware and helpless during the procedure itself. They only become aware of the injury upon awakening, slowly realizing that they were powerless to prevent an error that could stay with them for the rest of their lives.
Nurses, surgeons, anesthesiologists, and hospitals must take action to protect their patients before, during, and after surgery. When they fail to do so, they can be held accountable for the damages that they cause.
If you are suffering because a hospital or surgeon made mistakes, please don’t hesitate to contact our dedicated malpractice lawyers as soon as possible. Our Connecticut surgical injury lawyers have a long history of experience in surgical malpractice litigation, including cases with a high degree of medical complexity.
Surgery is very delicate, and it requires a lot of patience and attention. In addition to exercising a certain level of skill, surgeons and their staff must be extra cautious throughout – including during the preparation period, the procedure itself, and the recovery process.
Additionally, patients are entitled to adequate notice and instruction about the risks, side effects, and precautions associated with their procedures. When something goes wrong, the consequences are frequently devastating and may result in severe, life-changing injuries – or even death.
Some of the most common serious injuries caused by surgical mistakes include (but are not limited to):
In many cases, fixing surgical malpractice will require additional surgery (or other expensive treatments). The injured patient might also be left to grapple with life-long physical and emotional challenges. These can directly decrease the victims’ quality of life and force them to make unfair adaptations in their lives.
When surgical mistakes lead to serious injuries, the patient (and, in some cases, his or her family) will be entitled to compensation by law. Note, though, that medical malpractice cases can be incredibly complicated, as negligence is often difficult to prove in a court of law. That’s why experienced, proven legal representation is so important. The Connecticut surgical injury lawyers in our office can help.
Wherever you may live in Connecticut, we want you to know that there is a law firm willing to be your voice. Trying to find passionate and aggressive attorneys who also have deep experience in your specific area of surgical malpractice can be difficult and frustrating.
Over the last four decades, our CT malpractice attorneys at Berkowitz Hanna have cultivated meaningful experience in a broad spectrum of medical and surgical malpractice cases.
Don’t settle for less than the best care you deserve. Hold careless hospitals and surgeons accountable. Get the justice and the financial compensation that you deserve.
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