Though surgical procedures inherently entail some risk of injury, many injuries happen as a result of substandard care and poor surgical technique. If a surgeon or the surgical team (nurses, anesthesiologists etc.) deviate from accepted standards of care, it may constitute medical negligence or medical malpractice.
Medical malpractice is when a healthcare provider fails to provide a reasonable/acceptable level of care, and those shortcomings result in an injury to the patient.
There are many issues which can result in surgical error, including but not limited to failures to be adequately cognizant of medical history and condition, deficiencies in securing proper equipment for procedures, lack of a surgeon’s or surgical team’s experience and skill or training, lack of communication between healthcare providers both intraoperatively and preoperatively and, actual surgical errors resulting in direct trauma or injury to the patient in the performance of the surgical procedure.
Surgical errors can result in severe injuries that can cause a significant amount of pain, suffering, disability and other losses and/or expenses to a patient, and potentially their family.
If you believe you have suffered as a result of a surgical error, it is important that you contact a New Jersey law firm that has experience specifically handling medical malpractice cases relating to surgical errors. A knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyer at Blume Forte can help you to protect your rights and assist you in pursuing compensation for significant losses.