According to the National Practitioner Data Bank, from 1990 to 2010 there were approximately 10,000 cases of surgical errors. Surgical errors totaled nearly $1.3 billion in settlements in medical malpractice lawsuits. Surgical errors are 100 percent preventable because the surgeon and nurses performing a surgery on someone should be taking preventative measures to ensure that the patient is safe.
Most Common Surgery Errors Performed By Michigan Surgeons
The most common types of surgery errors or mistakes include:
- Surgical instruments are left behind unintentionally inside the patient.
- Wrong procedure is performed.
- Wrong surgical site is performed on.
- Surgery performed on the wrong patient.
The medical malpractice lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. realize the devastation medical mistakes can have on you and your family. Surgical errors can result in complications making a patients’ condition far worse than before they had the surgery performed. Entrusting your body to a surgeon and nurses to do their job to their fullest potential is what we count on when we go into surgery. However, this is not always the case.
If you think you or a family member has been the victim of surgical 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 a lost a loved one due to a surgical error, you may be able to pursue a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit.
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Individuals injured by a medical malpractice should contact the Michigan surgical error lawyers 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 or simply fill out the Get Help Now box to the right of this page and “Click to Send.” Our award winning attorneys will be in contact with you shortly.