Medical Malpractice – Unnecessary Surgery
Negligence That Leads to Unnecessary Surgeries:
In order for unnecessary surgery to rise to a malpractice claim, a patient must prove that the surgeon acted in a negligent manner. Along with that, the patient can also prove that the surgery was uncalled for. All negligent claims must be supported by facts that prove that the surgeon diverged from the standard duty of care while performing surgery. The patient strives to show that another competent surgeon would have acted differently when faced with the same situation. For instance, a different surgeon would not have performed the surgical procedure.
Damages That Are A Result of Unnecessary Surgeries:
When patients survive unnecessary surgeries, they still face a long road to recovery. Besides medical and physical issues, they must deal with financial burdens. Financial issues include the cost of surgery, postoperative expenses and income loss while recovering from surgery. Fortunately, these costs can be included in the list of damages when filing a claim that stems from an unnecessary procedure. Patients can also include non-economic damages in their claim.
Do I Need a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
Trying to prove a medical malpractice case can get very tricky, so it is vital that you have an experienced knowledgeable top medical malpractice attorney by your side.
An attorney can assist you by explaining legal procedures, answering questions, gathering evidence as well as reaching a settlement. A settlement is monetary compensation that can assist with paying for any expenses after an accident such as medical bills, pain and suffering or lost wages.
If you’ve been hurt by anyone working in the medical industry, we want to hear from you. Call our office at any time to speak with someone who can help – 443-505-7343.