As we grow older, we face more illness and injury that require surgical intervention. Even without the grace of age, we can face circumstances that require surgical intervention at any point of our lives. While the thought of surgery can be stressful and frightening, most surgical procedures are completed without complications, as medical professionals are highly trained and capable of complying with the standard of care to get patients on their way to recovery. However, there are instances in which surgeries do not go as planned and complications can take place. When a complication occurs during or after a surgery that is the result of negligence or poor quality of care, victims may be entitled to compensation from a surgical negligence claim.
Some examples of negligent surgery claims are;
- Failed/incorrect procedures
- Unnecessary surgeries
- Delay in surgery
- Wrong-site surgery
- Failure to remove foreign objects
- Perforated organs
- Poor post-operative care; and much more.
Victims of surgical negligence may suffer emotional and financial losses, allowing them to make a claim for compensation to pay for pain and suffering, continuous treatment, in-home equipment needed post procedure, loss of income, psychological damage and other special damages.To make a surgical negligence claim, it must be proven that an injury was sustained and would have been avoided, if not for poor care. Handling these claims alone can be tough, which is why it is important to retain legal services from an experienced medical malpractice attorney. Contact Darfoor Law Firm at 1-833-DARFOOR for a free consultation on your surgical negligence claim.
Having a negative surgical experience can be traumatizing, particularly if additional injuries are sustained that could have been avoided. If you have experienced surgical negligence and would like to share your story, please leave a comment on our Twitter page. We look forward to hearing from you.