Preventable Surgical Errors

Before, during, and after an operation, physicians and medical staff have established protocols they must follow to prevent serious injuries and surgical mistakes. However, these protocols are not always followed, leaving patients with injuries that should have been prevented. An error can be made by a surgeon, nurse, radiologist, or anesthesiologist who deviates from these professional standards or is negligent when performing a procedure.

Examples of surgical errors include:

Surgical tool errors: If the scalpel accidentally severs or even nicks an important artery or tendon, the result can be significant bleeding that leads to permanent loss of function or even death.

Anesthesia errors: If your anesthesiologist incorrectly administers a general or local anesthetic, this can lead to permanent brain injuries or nerve damage.

Catheter injuries: The improper insertion of a catheter can harm your blood vessels, damage your nerves or introduce air into your bloodstream that can cause serious consequences like a stroke, heart attack or embolism.

Incorrect operations: While these are rare, when a surgeon is careless and operates on the wrong body part, it is tragic. This mistake is often the result of pre-operative negligence by the surgical staff.

Recognizing Abuse

Taking your time to select a nursing home is essential, but not always enough to prevent abuse. If you notice any signs of nursing home abuse, it becomes important to notify an experienced attorney right away.

The Chicago nursing home abuse attorneys at Harvey L Walner & Associates act quickly on these claims to stop abuse and help ensure your loved one is protected. We will fight tirelessly for your family’s rights and do everything possible to foster a swift and just solution.

If you suspect your loved one is suffering mistreatment in their nursing home, please contact Harvey L. Walner & Associates today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Chicago nursing home abuse attorney

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