Research conducted by Johns Hopkins University reveals that surgical errors occur more than 4,000 times every year in the United States. Some medical events are non-preventable, adverse side effects of surgical procedure – injuries resulting from surgical errors do not fit this category. Surgical errors happen when a surgeon or surgical assistant fails to perform the acceptable standard of care on a patient, and the patient consequently suffers serious harm, even death.
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That same research by Johns Hopkins indicated that many of these surgical errors fall into the category of “never events” – which is self-explanatory. There is never an excuse for a surgeon to leave an operating instrument inside a patient’s body, or to perform the wrong procedure on a patient, and yet it happens – 39 times a week and 20 times a week, respectively.
Some common types of surgical errors include, but are not limited to:
Research on surgical mistakes is troubling in that it exists at all. Any avoidable mistake that harms a patient is concerning, and yet these incidents continue to occur at an alarming rate. Some statistics on surgical mistakes include:
If you or someone you love was harmed by a surgical mistake, you may be able to take legal action. These cases are highly complex, so we encourage you to speak with one of our New York City medical malpractice lawyers directly. Clients who retain The Perecman Firm to handle their case do not pay a fee unless we win their case. Initial consultations are free, so call (212) 577-9325 to speak with one of us today.
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