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Inappropriate or Negligently Performed Surgery
Surgical errors comprise many of the most common medical malpractice cases. In fact, surgical mistakes constitute one of the leading causes of preventable death in the United States. Surgical mistakes may not always be as obvious as "wrong site" surgery, such as performing bypass on the wrong artery or amputating the wrong limb.
Surgical errors include some of the following examples that we have seen in our legal practice:
- Performing the wrong procedure at the correct surgical site
- Anesthesia mistakes
- Leaving a foreign object inside a body
- Failure to complete the intended procedure
Surgical mistakes can also be the result of a physician's failure to exercise the appropriate standard of care at any point in the surgical process. Mistakes by surgeons, anesthesiologists, nursing staff, and even lack of hospital procedure may constitute negligence.
Tampa Medical Malpractice Attorneys
The Board-certified Tampa medical malpractice attorneys at the law firm of Alley, Clark & Greiwe have a solid reputation of representing victims of medical malpractice and understand what it takes to prove medical negligence. Not every bad surgical result means that malpractice occurred during surgery. If you or a loved one suspect that you were a victim of medical negligence, please contact our office immediately for a free legal consultation.