South Carolina Surgical Error Lawyers

Surgical procedures are often lifesaving. However, because they are so invasive, the slightest error in performing them can have dangerous and even deadly consequences. Unfortunately, there are many opportunities for surgery to go wrong, and all too often, medical professionals make these opportunities a reality through their own negligence.

Any medical professional working on a surgical procedure has a duty to pay close attention to every variable involved. When they fail to do so, they commit a dangerous act of negligence that puts the patient at risk of serious injury, complications, or even death. If you or someone you love has been hurt by a surgical error, Evans Moore, LLC wants you to know that you have legal options.

Where Surgeons Can Go Wrong

Surgical procedures tend to be complex and involve many variables. A mistake in any one of these variables can have severe consequences. Here are some of the more serious errors that can occur in surgery and may amount to medical malpractice:

  • Object left in the body: Any kind of invasive surgery involves using objects inside the patient’s body. Sometimes, when the procedure is over, a negligent surgeon will forget one of these objects and close up the wound, sealing a sponge or towel, or even a more dangerous surgical instrument, inside the patient’s body.
  • Wrong site: Negligent surgeons sometimes perform the procedure on the wrong body site — for instance, on the right leg instead of the left. If the surgeon is especially careless, this error can even occur after marking off the correct site. In terms of treating the condition, surgery on the wrong site is as good as no surgery at all. This error can result in unnecessary injury and recovery time and can require another procedure to get it right.
  • Wrong procedure: Some surgeons can be careless enough to perform the wrong procedure altogether. This mistake leaves the patient’s actual condition untreated and can result in serious, unnecessary injury and complications, not to mention billing for a procedure the patient did not need or ask for.

Any of these errors, among others, can turn a lifesaving procedure into a detrimental one. Not every surgery will necessarily be a success, but if your surgeon committed these or similar errors during your procedure, they may have committed an act of medical malpractice.

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Dealing with the consequences of surgical errors can be a difficult time in your life. On top of whatever condition required surgery in the first place, you now have to manage further injury and complications, as well as recovery from the wrong procedure, before finally receiving the correct one. When taking legal action, it is important to have a lawyer on your side who knows the process and will handle your case with care and compassion. The South Carolina medical malpractice lawyers at Evans Moore, LLC have experience fighting negligent surgeons in Georgetown and Charleston. We will consult with experts to build your medical malpractice case and increase your chances of holding your surgeon financially accountable for the harm they caused you. If you or someone you love was hurt by a surgical error, contact the South Carolina surgical error lawyers at Evans Moore, LLC today by calling (843) 995-5000.


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