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Wrong Site Surgery

When you are placed under anesthesia for surgery, you cannot communicate with your surgeon or doctor, and for this reason, it is important for hospitals and surgeons to provide good pre-surgery planning. When medical staff are negligent in this and other regards, wrong site surgery in Miami and South Florida is a common result. Wrong site surgery occurs when surgeons operate on the wrong patient or on the wrong part of the body. The consequences can be very severe and can result in pain and suffering, serious complications, and even fatalities.

If your surgery has gone wrong and the wrong part of your body has been operated on or you have received surgery intended for another patient, it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney in Miami or your community. In many cases, wrong site surgery is the basis of a medical malpractice claim in Miami or your community, since correct pre-surgery planning and proper checks and policies can often prevent these types of injuries. To learn more, contact the Flaxman Law Group to discuss your case with an experienced personal injury attorney.

What is Wrong Site Surgery?

Wrong site surgery can include:

  • removing the wrong limb or organ
  • operating on the wrong part of the body
  • performing surgery on the wrong patient

Obviously, the consequences of wrong site surgery can be devastating. If the wrong organ or limb is removed, the patient may suffer fatalities. If an affected lung is removed, for example, and the lung that should have been removed is left intact, for example, the patient may be left with no functioning lung. If the wrong limb is removed, the patient may need to have the other limb removed, as well, causing devastating permanent injury. Operating on the wrong part of the body can leave a serious medical condition untreated and can leave a patient facing permanent injury, disability, prolonged recovery, and many more devastating injuries. Performing surgery on the wrong patient can mean that an otherwise healthy patient has to suffer through the risks and recovery associated with a major surgical procedure.

Pursuing a Medical Malpractice Claim in Miami and South Florida

If you have suffered from surgery error in Miami or anywhere in South Florida, it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney. There may be multiple liable parties in your case, including:

  • Nurses
  • Interns
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Doctors
  • Surgeons
  • Pharmacists
  • Labs
  • Hospitals

Pursuing all liable parties increases the odds that you will recover fair compensation for your injuries. However, you will still need an experienced attorney who can secure and find the necessary medical records and expert witnesses to build a strong case on your behalf.

The Flaxman Law Group legal team has been part of the South Florida community for more than 25 years. Through offices in Miami, Homestead, and Hollywood, the legal staff has helped thousands of medical malpractice and personal injury victims in Miami and across South Florida recover compensation for their injuries. To put this experience and these resources to work for you, you can contact the Flaxman Law Group today to arrange for a free case evaluation to discuss what the law firm can do for you.