If there is one thing we can all agree upon when it comes to the medical field, it is that surgery is an incredibly scary idea. The human body is so vastly complex that even the tiniest mistake or twitch in a doctor’s wrist could lead to severe or life-changing damage to the patient. And for the patient, there is no way to ever feel comfortable or happy about being put under the effects of anesthesia.
Now, obviously surgeons are highly trained and skilled because minimizing the possibility of an error is pivotal. But surgeons are human. No matter how much training or experience they have, it is always possible that a surgeon will have an “off” day, or mark the wrong spot for the site of surgery, or leave an instrument in a patient’s body.
There are simply far too many examples of surgical errors like this, and they are often comical in nature. Given just how difficult it is to become a surgeon, you would think these types of mistakes were impossible.
Sadly, they are very possible, and for the victims of these mistakes (and their loved ones) the aftermath often leaves them confused, angry, and devastated. Getting past the shock of the incident is the first step. What comes next is a decision about your legal future. Consulting with driven and diligent attorneys that have experience handling medical malpractice and surgical error cases is necessary, and the attorneys at Mitchell & Shapiro can provide you with the support you need to move forward with your case.