Clearwater Surgery Malpractice Attorneys

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 51.4 million individuals undergo inpatient surgeries on an annual basis and many more undergo outpatient surgical procedures. The most common procedure is an angiocardiography followed by cesarean sections. Surgery always comes with risks, as it is stressful on the body, there are risks of infection, and complications often arise. Much of the success of a surgical procedure depends on the standard of care provided by the surgeon and their support team before, during, and after the surgery.

When a surgical error occurs because of negligence on the part of a medical professional, the victim of the error has the right under Florida law to substantial compensation for their unnecessary injuries and losses. If you believe you may have a claim for general surgery medical malpractice, you should discuss your situation with Clearwater surgery malpractice attorney Paul B. Genet as soon as possible.

Common Examples of Surgical Malpractice

Many different errors can occur during a surgery, including:

  • Operating on the incorrect body part;
  • Creating incisions in the wrong place;
  • Leaving foreign objects or surgical tools inside the patient;
  • Performing the wrong procedure on the wrong patient;
  • Operating on the wrong part of the body;
  • Damaging nerves; or
  • Errors involving anesthesia.

Not everything that goes wrong during a surgery constitutes medical malpractice, however it never hurts to talk to a medical malpractice attorney to see if you have a claim after a surgical error.

Negligent Acts That Lead to Surgical Errors

While some surgical errors are unavoidable and some are simple mistakes, others are the result of negligent actions on the part of the surgeon or medical team. The following are some examples of negligent acts that can cause injury to surgical patients:

  • Impairment of the surgeon by fatigue or alcohol or drugs;
  • Inadequate planning on the part of the surgical team;
  • Failing to properly sterilize equipment, hands, and the room itself;
  • Performing a surgery without the proper training; and
  • Miscommunications.

Medical malpractice cases involving surgical errors can be very complicated and can require a large amount of evidence to prove your claim. In addition, because the injuries resulting from surgical malpractice may be severe, there is often a lot of money at stake in this type of claim. In order to ensure you have the best chance at fully recovering for your losses, you should always have a highly experienced medical malpractice lawyer on your side.

Schedule a Free Consultation With A Clearwater Surgery Malpractice Attorney

Paul B. Genet is a medical malpractice attorney with extensive experience in the medical and surgical fields. Not only did he start a healthcare management company that works with surgery centers and other medical offices, but he also was the Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of Active Orthopedics, LLC, a company that focuses on orthopedic surgeries. His experience in the surgery and medical fields give him unique insight into general surgery medical malpractice claims. If you have been the victim of a surgical error, find out more about how Paul B. Genet can help you by calling 727-538-8865 today.

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