Surgical errors totaled nearly $1.3 billion in settlements in medical malpractice lawsuits in 1990 to 2010. Surgical errors are 100 percent preventable. If the surgeon is aware of the procedure that is being performed, they should know where to make the incision, what instruments are being used, and who the patient is to know what surgery to perform to improve the patients’ ailment. However, this is not always the case. Often times, the surgeon is unaware of all these things leading to potential medical mistakes.
Average Costs of Surgical Mistake Lawsuits in Michigan
According to the National Practitioner Data Bank, the average settlements for a patient that suffered a surgical mistake are as follows:
- Wrong procedure surgeries ($232,035.00)
- Surgeries performed on the wrong site ($127,159.00)
- Surgeries performed on wrong patient ($109,648.00)
- Retained foreign body ($86,247.00)
If you think you or a family member has been the victim of medical malpractice in Michigan you may be able to file a medical malpractice lawsuit claim against the surgeon or hospital where your surgery was performed. If you have lost a loved one due to a medical malpractice, you may be able to file a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of your loved one.
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Individuals injured by a medical malpractice, such as a surgery mistake, should contact the award winning law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced medical malpractice lawyers about your case or simply submit this contact form. An expert lawyer will be in contact with you shortly to discuss your case and the legal recourse that may be available to you.