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Is legal action available after a negligent surgical error?

Most people in Illinois undergoing surgery naturally are nervous about the procedure. After all, they put their complete trust in the surgeon not only to remedy their medical issues, but also not to make any mistakes that would put them in a worsened condition.

In fact, being a surgeon takes a great deal of technical skill. Moreover, surgeons may be in a position during a procedure in which they must make a split-second decision. Therefore, while surgery can save someone's life, when a negligent surgeon makes a mistake, it could also unfortunately cost the patient his or her life.

Many otherwise avoidable errors could occur during surgery. For example, there could be anesthesia errors, wrong-site surgery or leaving gauze or other surgical objects in the patient's body. In addition, a surgical error could affect a nerve or artery, or could lead to infection after the procedure is completed.

Keep in mind that surgery carries with it certain risks. It is important to distinguish between an unfortunate result and medical malpractice. If a person in Illinois thinks they may have been the victim of medical malpractice due to a surgeon's error, he or she may want to consult with an attorney because these issues are complicated.

An attorney can help explain the laws surrounding medical malpractice. He or she can assess the client's particular situation, to determine if there is a cause to believe the surgeon's error was the result of medical malpractice. Then, if appropriate, they can help their clients decide whether to pursue legal action. The law firm of Brady & Jensen, LLP, has a website on surgical errors that may help individuals in Illinois learn more about this subject.

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