Surgical errors are extremely dangerous and all too often result in serious complications and even death. The type of errors and the scope of the damages sustained vary but are generally very serious.
The most common type of surgical error is a technical error. According to a U.S. National Library of Medicine publication, 49% of technical surgical errors resulted in permanent disability. 16% of technical surgical errors resulted in death.
Other types of surgical errors included manual errors, errors in judgment, and equipment errors.
A vast number of surgical errors occur during common procedures by experienced surgeons.
The unsettling truth is even minimally invasive procedures sometimes result in serious and permanent injuries; injuries that could have been prevented. If you or a loved one suffered from a surgical error contact us today.