Wrong Side Surgery Mistakes By Tod Aronovitz | 05/10/19 | 0 Comment

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At least 1,000 times per year, surgeons perform operations on the wrong side of a patient’s body. In most instances, this involves surgery on the brain, hips, legs, and arms.

Considered the most serious of all medical errors, victims suffer needlessly due to the negligence of a surgeon and other healthcare professionals. However, if you or a loved one has been the victim of a wrong-side surgery mistake, a Miami malpractice attorney at Aronovtiz Law can help in your pursuit of justice. 

Why These Errors Occur

In most instances, these mistakes occur due to paperwork errors, wrong information entered into the patient’s medical records, lack of proper training for surgical staff, and in some cases the surgeon’s ego not allowing them to accept advice from other staff that an error may have been made regarding the surgical plan. 

Consequences for Patients

When wrong-side surgery mistakes occur the consequences for patients can be devastating. For example, if a patient had a limb wrongly amputated, their lives will be forever changed. And in extreme cases where surgeons have performed brain surgery on the wrong side of a patient’s brain, the results can range from being left in a vegetative state for many years to an untimely and needless death. 

Compensation for Victims

If you or a loved one have been the victim of a wrong-side surgery mistake, the good news is that a Miami medical malpractice attorney at Aronovitz Law can help in obtaining substantial compensation for the gross medical error that occurred. In many cases, victims of these horrible mistakes can be compensated for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and, in a few cases, receive punitive damages for the extreme negligence and carelessness displayed by the surgical team. 

If you or someone you know has suffered a needless surgical error, schedule a consultation with a malpractice lawyer Miami residents know will fight hard for their rights –  the attorneys at Aronovtiz Law.