More than 123 million patients visit emergency rooms across the country each year. In some cases, patients require emergency surgery after being admitted to the ER. For example, if you have appendicitis you may need life-saving surgery right away. If you have sustained serious spinal cord or head injuries in a car accident in Miami or another city, you may require exploratory or emergency surgery to increase your chances of survival.
When patients sign consent forms for surgery, they often assume that everything will be done to help them get the best outcomes possible. While the majority of emergency room staff conscientiously do all they can to help patients, in some cases surgery errors in Miami and across Florida do occur due to medical staff negligence or recklessness. This sort of negligence can cause serious complications or even fatalities. If you have been injured by a surgical error, you may have an emergency room malpractice claim in Miami or your community. To find out more, speak with a personal injury attorney by contacting the Flaxman Law Group today. During your free consultation, attorneys at the Flaxman Law Group can help you understand your rights and options.What Types of Surgery Errors are Common in Miami and Florida?
Patients visiting emergency rooms and hospitals in Miami and Florida often require surgery to deal with serious injuries and illnesses. Surgery is meant to make patients better, but a number of errors can be made before, during, and after surgery that can harm a patient:
- Anesthesia errors
- Wrong surgery administered or wrong surgery site
- Medical supplies of devices accidentally left in a body
- Incorrectly located incisions
- Injury to organs or puncture of organs
- Surgery delays
- Unneeded surgery
- Hygiene issues or unsterilized equipment
Surgical errors can result in many complications, including:
- Blood clots
- Brain damage
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Nerve damage
- Mobility Issues
- Delayed healing
- Excessive scarring
- The need for further surgery or treatment to fix the error
Complications from surgery errors can result in lost income, additional treatments, and expensive additional medical costs. Of course, it can be difficult to know whether your injury was caused by medical negligence and whether you have a personal injury case in Miami or your community. After all, when you are in surgery you are often not in any position to evaluate the quality of care that you are getting from a surgeon. Speaking with a personal injury attorney in your community can help. Your attorney can review the details of your case and can note any red flags signs of recklessness or negligence. He or she can also inform you of your rights and your options.
If you're looking for a personal injury attorney in Miami or in any part of southern Florida, you can always contact the Flaxman Law Group for a free, no obligation consultation. The legal team at the Flaxman Law Group has been helping personal injury victims and medical malpractice victims in Miami and across South Florida for more than 25 years. They have recovered more than $25 million in damages on behalf of people who have suffered catastrophic injuries due to recklessness and negligence. Contact the legal team today to find out what can be done in your situation.