Medical Injuries That Should Never Happen
There are certain injuries that should never happen in a medical setting. One example is leaving forceps or another instrument in a patient’s body following surgery. Unfortunately, “never-happen” events happen every day in hospitals and other medical facilities.
At the law firm of Hilley & Frieder in Atlanta, our lawyers represent people who have suffered serious injuries as the result of medical negligence. We also represent family members of patients who have died. Call us at 404-233-6200 for a free initial consultation.
The following are examples of extreme negligence in medical care.
- Leaving a patient unattended following surgery
- Leaving a patient unattended while under anesthesia
- Leaving clamps, sponges and other foreign objects in a patient’s body following surgery
- Operating on the wrong area of a patient’s body
- Removing or damaging a healthy organ during surgery
- Failing to monitor the vital signs of a baby or mother during labor and delivery
- Failing to diagnose cancer other diseases despite visible symptoms
- Failing to consult a patient’s medical history when prescribing drugs
- Sending a patient home from an emergency room when he or she has a life-threatening condition
Doctors and hospitals rarely admit mistakes. It usually takes the help of an experienced lawyer working with medical experts to hold medical professionals accountable. The civil justice system can provide a strong motivation to doctors and hospitals to establish checks and procedures to prevent “never-happen” events from occurring.
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Mia Frieder was the contributing attorney to this content.