When you went into surgery, you expected everything to go fine. Nothing that day signified that anything was wrong. Every doctor and nurse you saw knew the procedures they were planning to perform. They all knew your name, your allergies and other information you asked.
That’s why you were so shocked to wake up several days after a surgery, finding out that you’d been a victim of a serious complication caused by your surgeon’s mistake. They had left an item inside you after the surgery, and within a day or two, you had a raging infection that required further surgery to correct. You were lucky to survive, but you now have a long road of recovery ahead of you.
Surgical errors can threaten patients’ lives
Patients who get infections as a result of surgical errors could be in serious jeopardy. While many kinds of infections are treatable, some more commonly acquired infections found in hospitals, such as MRSA, may be resistant. In some cases, patients suffer from infections and sepsis long before it’s realized that they’re sick. In those cases, they could pass away without emergency treatment.
If you’re hurt as a result of a surgical error, you can speak out. With the right support and care from a medical team, you should be able to go through recovery and get back to some semblance of a normal life. If you’re badly hurt or disfigured as a result of the mistakes, then your attorney will help you focus on obtaining compensation and support for future medical needs and the treatments you may want going forward.