Surgical Error

Surgical Errors Kansas City MO

Medical malpractice comes in different forms, and one of these types is injury arising from a surgical error. Surgery is a common medical procedure that involves cutting, suturing, or otherwise physically changing the patient's organs and body tissues to remove or repair a certain part or organ and make the body function well again. Aside from treating the body after an injury or disease, surgical procedures are also performed to enhance the body and improve its appearance, more commonly known as cosmetic surgery.

Because surgeries are more high risk and invasive than other medical procedures, many medical malpractice cases involve injuries arising from surgical errors

Common Types of Surgical Errors

As mentioned earlier, surgical procedures are performed differently according to each patient's circumstances, so it follows that there are many different types of surgical errors. Despite these variations, surgical errors are often attributed to human error or incompetence, and if so proven, can lead to a potential medical malpractice case.

The following are some of the most common types of surgical errors arising from human negligence or incompetence:

  • Errors in administering anesthesia
  • Infections arising from improper sterilization and/or storage of surgical instruments
  • Operating on the wrong body part
  • Accidental incisions on adjacent body organs 
  • Leaving surgical instruments or any foreign object (such as a sponge) inside the body after stitching
  • Conducting the wrong surgical operation or performing unnecessary one
  • Improper monitoring of the patient’s vital signs during and after surgery

Surgical Error Lawyer in Kansas City

Medicla malpractice cases resulting from surgical error are serious matters. If you are an injured party, merely claiming that a surgical error caused the injuries you suffered is not enough. You must substantially prove that the harm you suffered was proximately caused by the fault or negligence of the doctor, nurse, or any medical staff member and that these professionals did not exercise the standard degree of care during the procedure, resulting in you being unnecessarily injured.

If you are in Kansas City or any of its surrounding areas and believe you have a potential medical malpractice case involving surgical error, let Pospisil Swift provide you with a highly qualified and competent surgical error lawyer to handle the matter. With years of experience and accumulated knowledge in medical malpractice and other personal injury claims and cases, Pospisil Swift is your best option in Kansas and nearby areas to assist you and further your case.

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