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Surgical Errors Archives

Double-booking operations can lead to surgical errors

Double booking surgeries, or running two rooms, is a practice used in teaching hospital in Illinois and around the country. A senior attending surgeon often initiates an operation, then assigns parts of the surgery to a fellow or resident. In double booking situations, the senior surgeon then leaves one surgery to start another one in a separate operating room. While an acceptable practice if the attending surgeon is present during certain parts of the operation, it can lead to surgical errors, according to an investigation conducted in another state.

Woman files suit against hospital for surgical errors

Complications can often arise following a surgery in Illinois or elsewhere around the country. Infections, reactions to anesthesia or shock are common after someone undergoes an operation. However, some issues unfortunately occur as a result of a physician's surgical errors. A woman in another state recently filed a lawsuit against a major hospital following a mistake made during a surgical procedure.

Surgical errors lead to additional surgery; 2 deaths reported

Physicians in Illinois and across the country perform surgeries every day at hospitals and medical centers. Many of the procedures are scheduled for specific times, while others may be performed in an emergency, unplanned situation. Whatever the circumstance, patients and their families expect to receive a certain standard of care at a sufficiently staffed facility. A recent investigation conducted at a medical center in another state has determined that surgical errors occurred there due to the facility's inadequate staffing.

Informed consent ruled irrelevant to surgical negligence claim

In Illinois and all other jurisdictions, where a plaintiff loses a medical malpractice case at trial, that claimant may appeal the decision to the appropriate appellate court. Occasionally, the appellate court will reverse the jury verdict and remand the case back for a retrial or other disposition. This can happen in medical malpractice cases that involve the issue of surgical negligence, as well as in many other medical negligence claims.

Alleged surgical negligence robs patient of healthy kidney

Illinois residents may be aware that statistics indicate that one of the most common surgical errors is the removal of the wrong body part. It would only be logical to ask how that can happen. However, a civil lawsuit that was recently filed in another state explains how error upon error, along with alleged surgical negligence, led to the removal of a patient's healthy left kidney instead of a softball-sized tumor that was attached to his right kidney.

Hospital surgical errors: Foreign object in body after procedure

Thousands of surgeries are performed in Illinois and throughout the country every day. The majority of these operations are conducted without incident, and patients quickly begin the healing or rehabilitation process. However, surgical errors may result in serious complications to a patient. This negligence from a medical team can cause catastrophic repercussions.

More surgical errors occur with rude or disrespectful doctors

During an operation in Illinois or elsewhere around the country, a surgeon must often make decisions that affect a patient's life. Unfortunately, mistakes can occur during surgery which could result in severe injury or death. Mistakes may occur because a doctor is distracted or debilitated in some way. However, a recent study suggests that a doctor's attitude and personality can affect the number of his or her surgical errors.

Surgical negligence may leave Illinois patients needing more care

Some individuals who have suffered at the hands of medical professionals may feel at a loss as to how to handle their predicament. However, in many cases, individuals who have been the victims of surgical negligence and faced additional hardships may be able to take legal action. Medical malpractice claims could potentially help negatively affected patients seek justice. 

Negligent surgeon, medical mistakes could harm Illinois patients

Filing a medical malpractice claim may be a wise step for individuals who have been negatively affected by the mistakes of medical professionals. If a negligent surgeon causes serious or permanent damage to a patient, the effects of those mistakes could cause substantial hardships. Illinois residents may be interested in such a case that recently reached a ruling in another state.

A negligent surgeon can significantly damage Illinois patients

Medical procedures can make many Illinois residents apprehensive. This feeling is understandable as one mistake from a negligent surgeon could lead to considerable injuries to a patient. If an individual is harmed in such a manner, there may be cause for a medical malpractice claim to be filed.

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