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Surgical Errors Archives

Surgical errors lead to woman's death following colon surgery

Colon polyps are a very common diagnosis for adults. Most of the time, they are benign growths and are usually removed during a colonoscopy. Sometimes, however, they have to be removed surgically. Although polyp removal is a very common surgery in Oregon, as with any surgical procedure, there are risks. A woman in another state died after surgical errors during a polyp removal procedure.

Surgical errors result in removal of woman's healthy kidney

Surgery comes with a significant amount of danger. Regardless of what part of the body the surgery is being performed on and how simple or routine the surgery is, there are always underlying risks. The patient may respond negatively to medication, the condition could be different from what is expected or the surgeon may make a mistake. Most Oregon patients feel their surgeons are knowledgeable and competent and wouldn't make a horrible mistake like removing the wrong body part, but surgical errors do happen. A woman in another state learned this firsthand when a surgeon mistakenly removed her kidney during back surgery.

Medical malpractice and compensation for a procedure gone wrong

When a person goes to a doctor for a procedure in Oregon, be it cosmetic or otherwise, he or she expects to receive the treatment prescribed. Such was not the case for a doctor who visited a neurology center. The doctor went there for what she described as a cosmetic procedure. What actually happened resulted in a medical malpractice case for which the woman is seeking compensation.

Incorrect use of robotic system results in surgical errors

Amazing technological advancements in the field of health care in recent years have made surgeries safer than ever before. Surgeries are even being performed by robotic systems these days. However, there is still a great deal of risk involved with any surgical procedure. In Oregon, patients have access to some of the greatest medical care found anywhere in the world. Despite world-renowned health care technology, surgical errors continue to occur.

Surgical errors happen despite advancements in medical technology

Surgery in Oregon and across the country is safer than ever before with the advanced technology available in today's world of health care. Even though great technological strides have been made in the medical field, doctors and surgeons are human and surgical errors can still occur. Surprisingly, it is not unheard of for surgical tools to be left inside patients after a surgery. This is allegedly what happened to a woman in another state and she has filed a lawsuit.

Son commits suicide, medical malpractice blamed

These days, the majority of doctors and medical workers in Oregon and across the United States are highly trained and skilled professionals who make patient safety a top priority. When patients seek medical treatment or undergo a procedure, they place their trust in the hands of these individuals. Despite advancements in technology and training, medical malpractice continues to occur at an alarming rate. A patient in another state recently died due to alleged negligence, and a grieving mother has filed a lawsuit.

4 of the worst anesthesiology and surgical errors in modern times

The number of mistakes made during surgeries has prompted patients here in Oregon and elsewhere to take drastic measures to help ensure that their procedures go well. Patients are taking more time to ask questions and to choose the surgeon that makes them most comfortable, and many are writing on themselves to identify the body part that requires surgery. Many of these extra measures taken by patients are the result of hearing nightmare stories regarding anesthesiology and surgical errors.

Post-surgical errors can lead to debilitating infections

One of the primary risks associated with nearly every operation is the risk of infection. Monitoring a patient after a surgical procedure is crucial in order to eliminate this risk, or at least identify an infection early so that it can be dealt with and not cause any additional harm to the patient. Post-surgical errors that fail to protect an Oregon patient from debilitating infections could cause severe injuries or even death.

Obstetrical malpractice automatically affects 2 lives, not just 1

When an Oregon woman is pregnant, she and her unborn child are both entitled to medical care that meets or exceeds current standards. Obstetricians have not just one, but two lives in their hands. When obstetrical malpractice occurs, it could result in the permanent injury or death of the child, the mother or both.

New trial granted to couple suing over surgical errors

Some Oregon residents know that not all medical malpractice lawsuits go as planned. When people suffer from surgical errors and seek restitution for them through a lawsuit, they hope that everyone involved, including the judge and attorneys, will be professional. However, on occasion, mistakes are made, which often prompts one of the parties to file an appeal.