Surgical negligence usually refers to mistakes that could have been prevented. While some errors are the result of a surgeon’s incompetence, most errors that personal injury attorneys deal with are the result of poor preoperative planning or insufficient procedures.
Why Do Surgical Errors Happen?
Naturally, no two surgeries are alike. The same goes for surgical errors and the causes of those errors. However, as experienced medical lawyers, we have noticed several common reasons for surgical negligence, including:
The Most Common Types of Surgical Errors
Some of the most common kinds of surgical errors that result in medical malpractice cases are:
Of course, every surgical procedure does involve a degree of risk or complications, which can range widely depending on your specific medical procedure. These risks are why patients are required to sign consent forms that advise them of the known risks. However, errors such as those listed above go beyond the accepted risks and you may be entitled to seek compensation for surgical errors.
Do You Need a Medical Lawyer?
Surgical negligence is not to be taken lightly. We trust medical professionals to take care of us and adequately warn us of risks and complications. We expect them to operate on the correct area of our bodies, and with equipment that is in working order. We trust surgeons with our lives.
If you or someone you know has endured surgical negligence, our expert personal injury lawyers in Ontario will be able to help. When it comes to medical malpractice lawsuits, we carefully examine your hospital records, examine staff who were involved with the procedure, and seek advice from highly-regarded medical experts to prove that the surgical error that occurred fell below Canada’s accepted standard of care.
Let us take care of the legalities of a complex case while you focus on your recovery. Get in touch via our online form to book your free consultation with a medical lawyer at Mackesy Smye today.
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