Surgical mistakes, errors, or negligence in the operating room can result in disastrous consequences for a patient. Patients may suffer from life-threatening complications, severe infections, and injuries, or may even lose their lives in some cases.
Types of Surgical Errors that May Constitute Medical Malpractice in Florida
Mistakes that are never supposed to happen are known as a “never event” in hospital lingo. As per a report by Johns Hopkins University, an estimated 4,000 preventable never events occur each year in the operating room. These events involve:
- Gastric bypass surgery errors
- Robotic-assisted surgery errors
- Operating at the wrong site
- Unnecessary surgery
- Post-surgical infections
- Nicking or cutting nerves, arteries, and organs
- Cardiac catheterization injury
- Leaving instruments, sponges, and other objects inside the patient
- Stent procedure injury
- Cardiac bypass injury
- Angioplasty injury
An experienced attorney will understand your feelings of overpowering frustration and fear. It takes a compassionate and capable law firm to build a strong case by carefully examining the individual circumstances surrounding the event.