Surgical Injury

Hovermale Law—Surgical Injury Medical Malpractice

Surgical injuries are relatively common.

Many times the surgical error is apparent in the dictated operative note. The records must be carefully examined in order to determine whether there was a deviation from the standard of care causing injury.  If a surgeon cuts the wrong structure and fails to diagnose it, that can and often is negligence. If a surgeon cuts a structure without properly identifying it causing harm, that can be negligence as well. If a surgeon cuts the wrong structure during surgery, immediately recognizes and does everything he can to repair it, that will present a much more difficult case of negligence to prove.

On the other hand, when the surgical injury is either not recognized or worse, ignored, this can be a provable medical negligence claim.

Examples of Surgical Injury Cases

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