Given that surgeons are highly trained individuals with years of practice under their belt, it’s unlikely that your surgery goes amiss. However, surgeons are real people, and not robots (though, many surgeries take place these days with robotic assistance). Given that, there is always a possibility that a surgeon makes a human error and as a result, injures the patient.
Thankfully, there are standards in place to protect patient health and provide a patient with legal rights in the event they are affected by medical malpractice.
Surgeons have a strict set of legal standards they are obliged to follow should a mistake occur during surgery.
If your surgeon makes a mistake during a procedure, they are required to:
If your surgeon has made a mistake and fails to do any of the above, they may be subject to liability by law.
Surgical malpractice falls under the general umbrella of negligent crime. To successfully bring a malpractice suit to fruition, the patient must follow important procedures.
To file a medical malpractice suit for a mistake made during surgery, the patient must provide evidence of some crucial elements:
If a patient has proof of the above, they can move forward with a medical malpractice claim for a mistake made during surgery.
If you put your health in the hands of a doctor and walked away with damages from an error they made, you may have the right to pursue legal action. Doctors and surgeons are among some of the most highly educated professionals in society, and for good reason.
Mistakes made during surgery can impact the patient for the rest of their life. Therefore, always assess your legal rights when you believe you are subject to medical malpractice. Contact Grewer Law Group for more information.
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