In general, plastic surgery has become extremely popular. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), buttocks augmentation is the fastest-growing type of plastic surgery in the United States. Like any cosmetic procedure, buttocks augmentation presents an increased risk of serious medical complications. However, if the medical complication occurred as a result of the doctor’s negligence, a person may have grounds to recover damages.… Read the rest
Under certain circumstances, a patient may be required to undergo a surgical procedure. Upon completion of a surgical procedure, the wound may become infected as a result of medical negligence, which may give rise to a medical malpractice claim. A surgical infection is extremely serious and can result in fatal consequences if left untreated. Commonly, surgical infections will appear within thirty days of a procedure. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), reported that approximately 35 percent of infections are related to a hospital procedure. In 2011, there were over 75,000 deaths as a result of a hospital procedure … Read the rest
In the healthcare field, surgical staples are often used to close an incision from an operation or a wound. Surgical staples connect skin together using a disposable stapler. Once the wound is healed, a special stapler remover will be used to remove the existing staples. However, if the insertion or removal of these staples is not completed properly, a patient may experience severe or even life-threatening injuries. At times, a clinician may make a mistake throughout this process, which may give rise to a claim of action. This may entitle a patient to compensation for the injuries that he or … Read the rest
When we visit the doctor or are under the care of a medical professional, there is a certain expectation that we will receive good treatment and that no harm will befall us. That is the unspoken pact between a medical professional and the patient. Sadly, there are many instances in which that pact is broken. In these cases, it’s important to speak with our personal injury attorneys to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Right now, our team would like to focus on one especially dangerous kind of medical mistake: surgeon error. These acts of surgical negligence are inexcusable and the … Read the rest
Last month’s $10 million settlement of a suit brought by a woman who underwent surgery for diverticulitis of the colon wherein a surgical sponge was left behind is a reminder of how frequent this complication occurs and of how potentially dangerous it can be.
A 2003 study in the New England Journal of Medicine reported that sponges and other foreign objects were left behind after abdominal surgeries at a rate of 1 for every 1,000 to 1,500 such operations. Several medical-products companies say sponges are the most common foreign objects left behind in surgeries. Surgical sponges are made of gauze … Read the rest