Medical malpractice is the cause of approximately 225,000 deaths in the U.S. annually, making the negligence of healthcare providers the third highest leading cause of death in the nation. There are a number of different types of medical malpractice that can cause a patient harm, but surgical malpractice is a factor in an alarming amount of death and permanent injury cases. Surgical malpractice is the failure of a surgeon to provide adequate treatment to patients and exercise the same degree of skill and care that another surgeon of the same medical specialty would use under similar circumstances.
The failure to provide appropriate care can result in serious injury, or even death, to a patient.
Negligent surgical errors can occur at anytime, whether it is during a noninvasive outpatient surgery or an emergency surgery where time is of the essence. Depending on the type of surgery, the injury to a patient can be severe. The following are some examples of surgical negligence: Read the rest »