Anytime a person has to go through surgery they quite-literally have to place their lives in the hands of doctors and nurses. Unfortunately, even a minor mistake can lead to major consequences for the patient. Surgical errors are much more common than we would like to think, and they can occur in a variety of ways, such as:
- Nicking a blood vessel or organ
- Errors with anesthesiology
- Failure to monitor vital signals
- Leaving surgical tools inside of the body
- Failure to diagnose
- Failure to perform patient history
- Wrong-site operations
Serious errors can also be committed during the post-operative recovery time, including incorrect medication or improper observation of the patient.
If you or someone you loved has suffered because of one of these errors, you should know that it could have been more than just an unfortunate mistake, it could have been medical malpractice. For that reason, it's important to have your situation analyzed by an experienced personal injury attorney who can determine what kind of compensation you may be entitled to.
Medical professionals know that they have to be attentive to the needs of patients at all times, whether it is during pre-surgery preparations, the surgery itself or post-surgical care. When this standard of care is breached, patients can suffer.
At Oklahoma's Zelbst, Holmes & Butler, we know that medical negligence and malpractice can have a devastating effect on people's lives, which is why we fight to make sure that they are fairly compensated for not only what they have been through so far, but also the challenges to come.
Meet with one of our skilled attorneys to find out how we can help you or your loved one recover from a surgical error.