Deciding to undergo surgery is often very stressful; this is often in no small part due to a fear of a surgical error. In fact between 44,000 and 98,000 surgical patient die every year because of medical errors that could have been prevented. Approximately 33% of these fatalities are directly related to surgical errors or post-surgery complications. The most common types of surgical errors are operating on the wrong body part, leaving objects in the body after surgery, making an incorrect cut, incorrectly transfusing blood and using non-sterile instruments.
If you were injured by surgical error or if a loved one was killed by surgeon’s mistake or neglect, you need a personal injury attorney that understands the emotional and physical toll that these errors can take. The attorney should be aggressive in seeking the compensation that you deserve.