Medical Negligence and Surgeons By on February 17, 2015

A team of surgeonsWhen clients seek help from the medical malpractice lawyers of Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC, they receive strong legal counsel from some of the finest legal minds in Utah. Our legal team has assisted countless victims of medical malpractice, doctor mistakes, and surgical errors receive just compensation for these acts of negligence. Since medical facilities have strong legal defense teams in place, having lawyers like ours on your side will prove crucial for you and your loved ones in your time of legal need.

Surgical Mistakes Shouldn't Be Tolerated

When it comes to life and death matters such as surgery, human error is not something that can be tolerated. We expect our surgeons to have honed their skills sufficiently as part of their training and schooling to ensure that egregious mistakes do not happen when a patient is being operated upon. When a surgeon makes a crucial error, he or she is putting the patient's life at risk unnecessarily and should be held accountable for this.

It is of the utmost importance that those who are the victims of surgical errors speak with our lawyers as soon as they are able. Our team of attorneys is ready to fight on your behalf and hold negligent surgeons responsible for their actions so that future mistakes do affect other innocent victims.

Examples of Surgical Mistakes

Some example of surgical mistakes include the following:

  • Injuries to adjacent organs
  • Causing internal bleeding
  • Leaving surgical instruments inside of a patient
  • Operating on the wrong organ
  • Performing unnecessary surgery
  • Errors with sutures and stitches
  • Unsanitary or poor surgical conditions
  • Poor post-surgical monitoring
  • Excessive or unnecessary scarring
  • Long-term disfigurement or physical impairment

The Effects of Surgical Mistakes on Patients

When a patient is the victim of a surgeon's mistakes, it will often require additional medical treatment and possible corrective surgery to address the matter. This means that patients will require more time off work in order to recover. In the case of serious surgical mistakes, patients may be permanent scarred by the failed surgery, or a mistake in the procedure can lead to paralysis or other forms of physical disability, requiring major changes to the patient’s lifestyle and career.

The Effects of Surgical Mistakes on Patients' Loved Ones

Medical mistakes can have a major impact on the people close to the victim. Serious surgical errors that lead to impairment may mean that loved ones will need to take a more active role in the victim's life, helping him or her accomplish tasks that they could otherwise do on their own. This kind of involvement changes the course of multiple lives, and is a burden that should not have occurred.

If a surgical mistake leads to the loss of a loved one, the emotional strain can be extreme. As the loss was the result of a medical professional's negligence, you should not have to shoulder the emotional or financial burdens of these issues on your own. The negligent party needs to be held accountable.

Speak with the Medical Malpractice Lawers of Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC

To learn more about your legal options following a serious medical mistake and injury, it's important that you contact our team of medical malpractice lawyers today. The lawyers of Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC will fight diligently for you and your legal rights, ensuring that you receive strong legal representation.

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