What do I do after a wrong-site surgery?

What do I do after a wrong-site surgery?

| Jan 7, 2016 | Medical Malpractice |

It would be comedic if it weren’t so terrifying, especially knowing it could happen to you, or your child or your mother. Or maybe it did happen to you, or your child or your mother. You trusted your doctor and a medical team with the only life you have and the most important thing you have, your health. Once either of those goes, you go too. So what happens when the importance of that responsibility becomes routine and loses the depth of its importance?

It’s easy for anyone to become complacent and almost operate on autopilot for the things we do daily that have become mundane. However, with a sworn promise to heal and an obligation to each patient who put their lives and health into a doctor’s hands, the primary function of the job cannot ever be done without total focus, thorough review and attention to detail.

If an operation or medical procedure is done with any of that lacking, it is gross negligence. As much as you don’t want to, and as much as you would rather be blissful as you were prior to their mistake resulting from this negligence, you now have a case. You must be compensated. You must hold the doctor or medical staff responsible for their oversight and assault on your person.

Examples of gross negligence are amputations of the wrong limb, leaving a foreign object within a body after a surgery, confusion of patients and performance of the incorrect operation, administration of the incorrect medicine and so on. Gross negligence is any actions in which there are obvious errors, even to an untrained eye.

If you think you have a case for gross negligence, you believe you are owed compensation, and you probably want to hold the medical professional accountable, or at very least, give them pause, to step back and revisit what it is they are doing and their responsibilities to their patients. An Ohio medical malpractice attorney may be able to greatly assist you in your pursuit of justice and financial remuneration.