Going in for a surgery is a very stressful and anxious time for a patient. Sometimes during surgery mistakes occur. Countless studies undertaken within the last ten years have found that thousands of patients are unnecessarily harmed during surgical operations throughout the country.
In fact, according to a recent study from the Harvard School of Public Health, most surgical errors occur in routine operations under the guidance of experienced medical professionals. If you or a loved one has sustained an injury due to surgical error or surgical malpractice, you may be entitled to compensation.
Under Michigan law, not all surgical mistakes give rise what is called medical malpractice. Still some surgical mistakes warrant an investigation into the pre-surgical treatment records and the surgical records by legal professionals to discover if a breach of the standard of care did occur.
Cases of Michigan surgical error become viable medical malpractice cases when the standard of care is breached. In legal terms, the standard of care is how similarly qualified practitioners would have managed the patient’s care under the same or similar circumstances.
There are many types of surgical errors. Below are some of the more common examples:
- Organ puncture of perforation
- Wrong surgical procedure
- Wrong-site surgery – operation on the wrong part of the body
- Surgical instrument left inside the body, such as sponges and equipment
- Surgery unrelated to the patient’s diagnosis and illness.
Michigan surgery errors are not limited to complex surgical procedures. Even simple procedures can cause catastrophic injury and lifetime hardships for patients and their families.
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Q: Are surgical errors typically human or technology error?
A: Research has shown 1 in 4 surgical errors are due to technology error.