With so many different forms of medical malpractice, many are confused as to whether or not they actually have a case. Even more so, they don’t understand the process of pinpointing where things went wrong and how to receive compensation. This is understandable as, unless you have medical training, it can be difficult to know what happened versus what should have happened.
What Is Surgical Malpractice?
While there are many forms of medical malpractice, for the sake of this post, we are going to take a closer look at what is known as surgical malpractice. As the name suggests, this is related to errors during the surgical process.
Here are four instances covered by surgical malpractice:
- The negligent performance of a surgical procedure, including a lack of adequate training
- The failure to recognize complications during surgery
- Leaving instruments or foreign bodies inside a patient
- The failure to recognize and properly treat post-operative complications
Each of these instances of surgical malpractice can not only be painful, but also expensive to the patient. Even a minor mistake during surgery can have life-changing implications. The patient may need additional surgeries to repair the damage. They may have painful symptoms for the rest of their life. The failure to recognize or treat post-operative complications can also be life-threatening.
Recoverable Compensation Following a Surgical Mistake
If you were the victim of a surgical mistake, your legal team may be able to recover the following types of injuries:
- Previous medical bills
- Future medical bills
- Prescription costs
- Lost wages and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
Patients of medical malpractice go through a lot, including a good deal of pain and suffering, all due to the mistake. It can be difficult to place a value on such a big mistake, but we fight for each and every one of our clients, to ensure they have the funds they need to recover. We also consider things like lost wages while recovering, as well as the potential for diminished earning.
Were You the Victim of Surgical Malpractice?
Were you the victim of surgical malpractice? What now? If you feel you have been a victim of surgical malpractice, it is a must that you contact a personal injury lawyer with experience representing clients in this position. With the help of a knowledgeable legal team, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries.
It is important that you work with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer. Proving medical malpractice can be difficult, even for the best lawyers. In addition to collecting evidence to build your case, your lawyer will likely need to call on expert witnesses who can attest to the mistakes made. This can be a lengthy process, one that you should be able to trust your lawyer with, while you deal with your recovery.