Our Michigan wrong procedure surgery medical malpractice attorneys represent patients like you who have suffered malpractice due to a doctor, nurse or hospital’s mix-up or error. Many of these injuries are very serious, often requiring extensive medical treatment and the need for additional surgeries. When a medical error causes a death, it can give rise to a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit.
There are risks involved in every medical procedure and not all poor results are due to medical malpractice, however if you underwent a wrong procedure surgery, you may have legal rights to pursue a lawsuit.
Few medical errors are as vivid and terrifying as those that involve patients who have undergone surgery on the wrong body part, undergone the incorrect procedure, or had a procedure intended for another patient. These "wrong-site, wrong-procedure, wrong-patient errors" (WSPEs) are rightly termed never events errors that should never occur and indicate serious underlying safety problems.
When a surgeon performs the wrong procedure on a patient, that patient has malpractice claims against the surgeon, any other medical professional involved and the hospital. In prosecuting these cases, lawyers rely on a number of legal theories of recovery including medical negligence, lack of informed consent and battery. Damages are recoverable for pain, suffering, emotional distress, disfigurement, loss of earnings and medical expenses. In appropriate cases, punitive damages are sought as well.
General surgery and orthopedic surgery are usually involved with these cases, but other surgical areas can also be involved, including neurosurgery, podiatric, dental, ob/gyn, cardiovascular, thoracic, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, anesthesiology and radiology.
Common Wrong Procedure Surgeries
The patients that are victims of a wrong procedure will need the correct procedure done and may need additional surgery to repair any damage done as a result of the first incorrect procedure.
Procedures that may be involved in these cases:
- Biopsy, for example, a lung biopsy instead of a liver biopsy
- Knee arthroscopy and meniscectomy, chondroplasty, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
- Knee replacement
- Shoulder arthroscopy and decompression, distal clavicle excision, debridement
- Carpal tunnel release
- Repair of femoral neck fracture
- Repair of trochanteric fracture
- Debridement of skin/muscle/bone/fracture
- Hip replacement
- Repair of rotator cuff tendon
- Lumbar spinal fusion
- Low back intervertebral disc surgery
- Incise finger tendon sheath
- Cataract surgery
- Glaucoma surgery
- Refractive surgery
- Corneal surgery
- Vitreo-retinal surgery
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Statute of Limitations For Michigan Wrong Procedure Surgery Malpractice Lawsuits
The statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases varies from state to state. In Michigan, you must file a medical malpractice lawsuit within two years of the date of the malpractice. If you miss a deadline, your claim will be lost forever. To avoid these severe consequences, you should contact the Michigan malpractice attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately.
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Contact Your Michigan Wrong Procedure Surgery Malpractice Attorney Today
Individuals injured by a medical malpractice should contact the Michigan medical malpractice attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced medical malpractice lawyers about your case. You can also fill in the Get Help Now box on this page and press “Click To Send.” We will contact you shortly and begin working on your case immediately!