Representing clients in wrong site surgery cases

| May 18, 2018 | Medical Malpractice

A previous post on this blog talked about the possibility that, in a busy Georgia operating room, a person who thought they were going in to surgery in order to get better comes out of the operation in a worse condition because the doctor did the wrong surgery or was confused about which part of the body to operate on.

While these sorts of things really should never happen and are in fact rare, the unfortunate reality is that some people will have to see to it that their surgeon’s serious and preventable error of this nature gets fixed. In extreme cases, it might be impossible to undo completely the damage a doctor causes by performing a so-called “wrong-site” surgery.

When it comes to getting compensation from the at-fault doctor, some might be tempted to think that because wrong-site procedures and similar errors are referred to as “never” events even in the medical community, the case will be easy to resolve. However, this is not necessarily so.

Even if it is relatively clear that the doctor is responsible for the accident and thus owes something, there can still be a lot of arguing back and forth over exactly to what extent the patient was hurt. In other words, a doctor may argue, in a sense, “no harm, no foul.”

Given its experienced with medical malpractice cases, our law office is well-aware of this type of defense which doctors may use as an excuse for their errors. We work hard to gather the necessary information from our clients and other sources so as to prove the full extent of our clients’ injuries. This helps to ensure that they get the compensation they deserve.