Dangers of a Wrong Site Surgery

Any sort of medical malpractice error carries the potential for serious, even fatal damage. This is a bit frustrating, but if there are any problems, your Fairfax medical malpractice attorney can review the circumstances surrounding your wrong site surgery and determine the damages you are able to claim in your medical malpractice claim.

The occurrence of a wrong site surgery is a serious blow to your personal well being. As with any surgical error, a wrong site surgery will only add to the recovery time after your procedure. In many cases, because the surgery was performed in the wrong area, you will need an additional operation to perform the surgery on the correct area.

Depending on the nature of your surgery, your condition may worsen because the initial operation was not performed on the correct area, which allows the affected area to continue to cause you harm. Unnecessary damage can occur to the area where the surgery was performed, especially in cases of amputation where the wrong limb is removed.

Proving Wrong Site Surgery

It may not be immediately obvious that your surgical team was guilty of a wrong site surgery error, this is just the sad truth. In many cases, another medical professional is the one who will notice that your condition was not corrected because the wrong part of the body underwent an operation. Your Fairfax medical malpractice attorney will be your best asset in helping you to compile the evidence to prove you were the victim of a wrong site surgery.

Contacting a Fairfax Medical Malpractice Attorney

You don't have to deal with insurance companies and hospitals alone when you're looking to file a Virginia medical malpractice case. Fairfax medical malpractice attorney Ben Glass fights to help victims in the Virginia and D.C. areas settle their medical malpractice claims.

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