When is a Surgical Error Medical Malpractice?
Philadelphia Med Mal Lawyer Explains a Bad Outcome vs. Preventable Error
If you are recovering from surgery, it might not be obvious right away if a preventable surgical mistake has caused you harm. Of course, all surgery comes with risk. However, when a preventable surgical error by a doctor, nurse or other medical professional causes a person injury or death, that is medical malpractice. If you suspect you were injured by a mistake in surgery or if your loved one died, we can help uncover the truth about what happened. If you are having complications after surgery, get to an emergency room and/or obtain a second doctor’s opinion. Then reach out to a medical malpractice attorney.
There are inherent risks in any surgical procedure, so anytime you go in for surgery there’s going to be some risk that the doctors tell you about, you’re going to sign the consent form, but just because there are risks of a surgery, doesn’t mean that if that comes to fruition, that there isn’t a medical negligence claim. For example, they’re going to tell you that in any surgery there’s a risk of dying, but if you die because you’ve been given too much anesthesia, that’s not, that could be, you might say hey is that an inherent risk of surgery? It’s not a reasonable risk of surgery, it’s not something, that is, you know if you’re given too much anesthesia, that’s considered to be a deviation from standard of care and if that caused you to die or suffer brain injury as a result of being given too much anesthesia, then you need to get your yourself to a good lawyer who can employ medical experts to help you find answers and to determine if that’s the situation. For more information about myself and our law firm please go to ERLegal.com.