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You shouldn't be the 1 to pay for surgical errors

No one likes to have surgery, but if you must have surgery, getting it over with, healing and getting on with your life is the goal. When surgical errors are made, it is often like taking a step backwards instead of forward. Instead of healing, you may be worse off than before.

Some common surgical errors that might occur during surgery are items such as sponges, clamps or other surgical devices being left inside the body, perforation of an organ, nerve or muscle and/or anesthesia errors. Complications from these errors can be serious. Paralysis, infectionsand even fatalities can occur. Additional surgery is often necessary.

Surgeries are costly, and despite the additional pain and suffering, the financial expenses can rack up as well. If you have insurance, you are fortunate, but if you do not, you may not be able to afford the additional care you need. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service, in 2007, the average cost for having an item removed that had been left inside during surgery cost an estimated $63,631 per hospital stay. This is just a sample of what one type of surgical error could cost.

If you have to endure the cost of an error made by a hospital, medical staff, surgeon or other health care provider, you need someone to look out for your interests and see to it that you are treated fairly. You should be compensated for any additional medical costs, loss of income and also for your pain and suffering. Some surgical errors can leave a person unable to ever return to his or her normal lifestyle or occupation.

We can help by investigating your case and being your voice. Surgical errors are considered malpractice. We deal with these cases every day and can consult with experts in the medical field and present the allegations and evidence to help you achieve a favorable verdict.

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