Our Toledo, Ohio personal injury attorneys have seen firsthand the affects of wrong-site surgery medical malpractice. Toledo, Ohio personal injury attorney Chuck Boyk represents a client whose surgeon performed a wrong-site operation, causing personal injury from the medical malpractice. There is currently a subsequent treating physician willing to testify that the surgeon made a grave but purely preventable mistake.
The number of people suffering personal injury due to medical malpractice wrong-site surgery is anywhere from 1,300 to 2,700 per year in the United States, according to the Washington Post. Wrong-site surgery is a form of medical malpractice that occurs when a doctor mistakenly performs surgery on the wrong part of the body, or even on the wrong person. The result is unnecessary recovery time to heal from the incorrect surgery, and it still leaves the patient with a personal injury and the need for the original operation.
To avoid suffering personal injury from medical malpractice, make sure every aspect of the operation is agreed upon between you and your surgeon. Asking a lot of questions and talking openly to all surgeons, doctors and nurses can help them to give you the best service and the swiftest recovery.
For more information on this subject, please refer to the section on Medical Malpractice and Negligent Care.
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