Connecticut Medical Malpractice: Elective Surgery Complications

Sunday, August 2nd, 2020 by | Posted In: Uncategorized

After several months of emergency and life-threatening surgical procedures allowed in hospitals, elective procedures are opening back up. Even with an elective surgery, like a joint replacement, complications after a surgery can be scary, life-threatening and the result of medical malpractice. In Connecticut, medical malpractice is a deviation from the standard of care that causes the patient permanent injury. If you believe your injuries are the result of medical malpractice, call our office right away.

The following are possible complications from surgery that could result in a medical malpractice case being filed.

  1. Anesthesia. Anesthesiologists are responsible for maintaining breathing and monitoring vital functions during surgery.  
  2. Foreign objects. If you had a procedure and sponges, gauze, clamps, or other surgical tools were mistakenly left inside the body and there was permanent injury because of this negligence, this is medical malpractice.
  3. Post-surgical infections. Whenever a patient undergoes a procedure, there is a risk for infection. Sometimes, however, a post-surgical infection can be malpractice. 
  4. Injury to organs. During surgery, your doctor is generally repairing one organ. Frequently, an adjacent organ can be damaged or perforated. Sometimes this is a recognized complication and sometimes a failure to notice the damage is medical malpractice.

If you think you or a loved one may have experienced one of the above complications from a recent surgery, contact one of our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys who will review your case.  With a doctor/attorney and nurse/attorney on staff, we can help you navigate both the legal and medical matters involved in a case like this.

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