Surgical errors are “never events” that should not take place, but when they do, it’s important that surgeons are held responsible for their mistakes. While some mistakes are a result of human error and may be expected, they still have an impact on patients. It’s essential that medical providers are all held to the same standards and face serious penalties when they make errors that result in injuries or deaths.
After a surgical error, you may have to go through a second surgery or could struggle with pain, complications or other issues. It is your right to find out what happened and to get a second opinion from another medical provider when necessary.
It’s smart to retain an attorney after surgical errors
If you have been harmed by a surgical error, it’s important to retain an attorney to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Your attorney may help you negotiate directly with the hospital or surgeon to get the compensation you need, but if that doesn’t work, then filing a lawsuit could be a good solution.
Medical malpractice lawsuits are notoriously challenging, so having an attorney on your side is the key to giving yourself the best chance of success. Our website has more on what you should do if you’ve been hurt due to a medical error. You may be able to seek compensation or other requests based on what you’ve been through as a result of the surgeon’s errors. You deserve to see a resolution to this difficult situation, so you can rest easy knowing that you and others won’t go through this again.