With advancing technologies, developments in treatments and research in medicine, many illnesses are now treated with surgical intervention. When you require surgery you have to entrust your health to medical professionals. Whilst most operations are performed to a high standard by competent surgeons, unfortunately some patients suffer unnecessary harm due to surgical errors.
The damage that is caused by surgical errors can vary widely; from minor repairable injuries to major injuries that have a long-term effect on the individual’s life and sometimes even cause death. In such circumstances an Inquest may take place and we often act of behalf of our clients at an Inquest to discover what has gone wrong.
Surgical errors can occur for a variety of reasons, including poor surgical technique, faulty equipment or defective monitoring. Whilst it is accepted that all operations naturally carry a level of risk, there are certain approaches that should be undertaken to minimise the risk to patients undergoing surgical treatment.
If you, or someone you know have suffered any kind of surgical error, get in touch today and our specialist medical mistakes department will be happy to offer help and advice where required.W