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Medical Technology Used During Surgery Causes Injury | MI Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Our medical malpractice lawyers in Michigan at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. represent patients and their families injured from a surgical error or medical mistakes during procedures. With the more recent use of technology in our health systems, physicians, hospitals, and surgeons should be properly trained to provide proper care to a patient all the while ensuring there are no safety issues with the technology used.

At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. we realize the devastation medical mistakes can have on you and your family.  Injuries resulting from a technology hazard during a procedure can result in complications making a patient’s condition far worse than before they had the surgery performed.  Yes, there are many risks associated with surgical procedures and some surgeries are extremely difficult and complicated.  As such, a poor outcome or bad result is not necessarily an indication that a surgeon committed malpractice.  However, when a hospital or surgeon is performing surgery on a patient, proper safety procedures are required, especially if there is room for possible technology hazards.

A recent study from the ECRI Institute  have found the top ten technology hazards that are present in the operating rooms that may lead to an increased risk for injury or death.

Medical malpractice lawsuits are being filed, seeking compensation for patients who have suffered serious harm as a result of their physician’s failure to provide the proper care. These lawsuits include technology hazards that could have been eliminated with further communication among the surgeons in the operating room, as well as proper sanitization methods.

According to the ECRI Institute, hospitals should consider refining safety procedures to prevent future technology related risks in the future including:

  1. Cross-contamination from flexible endoscopes
  2. Alarm hazards
  3. Surgical fires
  4. Computed tomography radiation dose
  5. Retained devices and un-retrieved fragments
  6. Needle sticks and other sharp injuries
  7. Problems with computerized equipment and systems
  8. Surgical stapler hazards
  9. Ferromagnetic objects in the magnetic resonance environment
  10. Fiber optic light-source burns

Even though it is hard to comprehend, thousands of patients a year leave operating rooms with further injury before they went into surgery. For many hospitals, lost sponges, ineffective alarms, and other surgical items are not considered a pressing concern. Other errors, such as lapses in infection control, are more common. And because symptoms often do not occur for months, even years, many of the cases are never tracked back to the institution where they originated. So the people who are responsible may never realize they put someone in danger.

If you or someone you know has been exposed to any of these technology hazards that resulted in serious injuries they may be able to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the negligent surgeon and hospital. Medical malpractice occurs when the health care provider improperly treats a patient or performs treatment in a negligent manner that results in serious injury or even death.

Statute of Limitations For Michigan Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

The statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases varies from state to state. In Michigan, you must file a lawsuit within two years of the date of the malpractice. In cased involving retained sponges or surgical instruments, the period can be extended in some circumstances if the item is not discovered until after the two year deadline. If you miss a deadline, your claim will be lost forever. To avoid these severe consequences, you should contact the Michigan malpractice lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately.

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We will represent you in your Michigan malpractice case under our No Fee Promise. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!

Contact a Michigan Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Patients and their families injured by a surgery or medical mistake should contact the Michigan medical malpractice firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced attorneys about your case.  We will discuss your case and start working on your case immediately, gathering all the evidence and medical records to prove and win your case.  Call today for your free consultation!