Surgery Errors

Surgery Error Problems

surgery error problemsHaving surgery can be terrifying. Patients put trust in their doctor and and hospital staff to carry out the procedure carefully and effectively. Unfortunately, medical professionals do make mistakes. And those mistakes can happen before, during, or after the operation.

Types of Surgery Errors

Surgery errors come in many form. Improper planning, miscommunication, neglect, incompetence, and even fatigue on the part of the operating team can lead to serious mistakes in the operating room. From pre-surgery to post-surgery and all the time in between, any number of problems might occur, including:

  • failing to research the patient’s complete medical history beforehand
  • performing surgery on the wrong part of the patient’s body
  • performing an unnecessary surgery
  • delaying surgery too long
  • using surgical tools negligently
  • causing damage to other areas of the patient’s body
  • inattentiveness by the medical staff
  • making reckless decisions under pressure
  • leaving surgical instruments in the patient’s body
  • discharging the patient from the hospital too soon
  • failing to properly monitor vital signs
  • failing to administer proper medication

Any one of these surgery errors can contribute to complications, disability, or death. Such outcomes leave the patient and/or family with pain, suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and mental or emotional repercussions.

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