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Causes of wrong-site surgeries

by | Nov 29, 2019 | Uncategorized

People in Illinois own various items and property that will break down over time. In these situations, people need to call the appropriate professionals to fix the problem. This could be bringing their car to a mechanic or having a HVAC professional come and fix a furnace or air conditioning unit and many other situations. When people’s bodies break down through injuries or illnesses people also need to go to the appropriate health care professionals to fix the problem.

There are many different remedies that can be used depending on the problem, but many people will need to have surgery in order to fix the problem. During a surgery there are many things that could go wrong though. Some of the problems that people have during surgeries are inherent dangers that doctors do not have much control over, but there are many other problems that are caused by the medical professionals themselves. One of these problems seems like a very basic problem that should not occur, but it does, and that is operating on the wrong body part.

There are many causes for why this occurs, but some are more common than others. One cause occurs in the scheduling of the surgery. Another cause is pre-op issues such as marking the wrong body part or poor patient verification. During the surgery itself, there may be distractions or poor communication during hand-offs. Other problems could be because senior level professionals are not properly engaged and younger or lower level professionals are unable to speak up.

There may be many reasons why a wrong site surgery may occur in Illinois, but no matter what the cause is, there is no excuse for a wrong-site surgery. People who suffer through this mistake could incur significant medical expenses as a result. However, because the mistake is the fault of the medical professionals people may be entitled to compensation for the mistake through a medical malpractice lawsuit. The damages could be very important for the victim and experienced attorneys may be a useful resource.


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