Frequency of Wrong Site Surgery Ohio Patients Should Be Aware Of
The medical community takes precautions to assure the public that surgical errors, such as a wrong site surgery, are far less common than is portrayed in the media, but recent wrong site surgery statistics indicate that, in fact, these kinds of medical mistakes are more common than many of us consider. If you or a loved one has been the victim of surgery malpractice, reach out to an attorney who’s passionate about seeking justice for patients and who will educate you and your family about your legal options.
A 2010 study, reported by the Archives of Surgery, concluded that wrong site surgery (and even wrong patient surgery) numbers were considerably higher than previous estimates indicated, and surgical errors in the “catastrophic” range were far higher than the public has been led to believe. An accompanying analysis of the study stated that every hospital has had an episode of wrong site surgery, at least every year or once every few years.
Approximately one-third of these surgery malpractice errors led to permanent or long-term complications for the patient, and only 22% of those resulted in a medical malpractice claim.
Don’t be a part of the population whose injury goes unacknowledged by the members of the medical community who are responsible – if you’ve been the victim of a wrong site surgery, contact an attorney.
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