During the preoperative and postoperative periods (before and after surgery), as well as during the actual performance of a surgical procedure, a variety of "mishaps" or "accidents" can occur. These surgical mishaps are not necessarily secondary to medical negligence, and thankfully, most do not result in any permanent injury to the patient. A poor result after surgery does not necessarily mean that there was negligence. However, when healthcare providers render care which deviates from the accepted standards of medical or surgical practice, that often constitutes medical negligence or malpractice. If such malpractice causes an injury, patients may be able to commence litigation to recover damages for their losses.
Some examples of surgically related accidents or mishaps which may be caused by medical negligence are:
Blume Forte NJ medical malpractice attorneys and medical staff have the experience to identify if a surgical accident or mishap constitutes negligence. We will evaluate your potential claim by reviewing your medical records and diagnostic studies (x-rays, MRIs, CT Scans, etc.) free of cost. Call us today at (973) 635-5400.
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