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What Are Surgical Never Events?

What Are Surgical Never Events?

In short, a surgical never event is a disastrous mistake made by doctors or medical professionals that results in any of the following:

  • A patient being given the wrong operation
  • Surgery performed on the wrong part of the body
  • Incorrect implants or prostheses
  • Postoperative retention of a foreign object within the patient’s body
  • Operation on the wrong patient

Surgical never events are among the most serious medical errors and often have life-altering effects for the patients involved. If you are living in Albuquerque and you are suffering as a result of a doctor’s mistake or a medical procedure gone wrong, don’t wait to call our experienced medical malpractice lawyers at Michael J. Doyle, Attorney At Law.

Such accidents are difficult for affected patients to cope with because these errors are always entirely avoidable. The root cause of virtually every surgical never event comes down to human error, negligence, or reckless behavior. In fact, the surgeon who performs an errant operation may not be the guilty party, as major medical procedures often involve a whole team of medical professionals. The multiple checks and balances in place during an operation function via medical support staff such as nurses and medical technicians. Therefore, surgical never events often involve oversight, disorganization, poor communication, and other collective errors and forms of negligence.

If you have been the victim of a surgical never event, you will likely have to foot the bill for the resulting health problems, extended hospital stays, and exacerbated medical conditions. However, even if you are the victim of a relatively minor surgical never event, a case can still be made for negligence or reckless behavior by the medical professionals involved in your accident. Therefore, with the help of our experienced Albuquerque medical malpractice attorneys, you may be able to win compensation for damages.

Get in touch with our team at Michael J. Doyle, Attorney At Law today by calling (505) 219-2176. You can also send us your information and receive a free case review immediately.

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