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Surgery Errors

Surgery, branch of medicine that deals with the treatment of injuries, infections, and other disorders that uses operative manual and instrumental means. It is classified into two: major and minor. According to Merriam-Webster, a minor surgery is a “surgery involving little risk to the life of the patient. Specifically, an operation on the superficial structures of the body or a manipulative procedure that does not involve a serious risk.” while a major surgery is a “surgery involving a risk to the life of the patient, specifically : an operation upon an organ within the cranium, chest, abdomen, or pelvic cavity”. Minor surgery examples are stitching up cuts and removal of skin tags using electrocautery. Heart transplant, mastectomy, and coronary artery bypass are a few examples of a major surgery.

Surgery errors are also called “never events”, mistakes that should never happen. Mistakes like leaving a gauze inside the patient’s body, operating on the wrong body part, and doing a wrong procedure. Surgeries, both minor and major, involve risk. Before starting the surgery, medical providers require patients to sign a consent form indicating the risks of the surgery. Some of the causes of surgery errors are miscommunication, inexperienced surgeon, and contaminated equipment.

Darfoor Law personal injury attorneys will be ready to assist you if you’re a victim of this kind of medical malpractice. You may visit us at Darfoor Law . You can also contact us at 754-800-5657 or email us at

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