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Louisville Surgery on the Wrong Patient

Despite an increased awareness of surgical errors, numerous patients still suffer from surgical errors every year across the United States. In fact, statistics from 2009 report that an estimated 5 to 10 incorrect surgical procedures occur every year. In these cases, the surgeon could perform surgery on wrong part of the body or even on the wrong patient.

When surgeons make careless mistakes and perform surgeries on the wrong patient, the results can be devastating and life-altering for both patients involved. For more information about how you can fight to recover financial compensation to pay for medical bills and other expenses, contact a Louisville surgical errors lawyer from the Sampson Law Firm today at 502-584-5050 and schedule a free consultation.

Wrong Patient Surgery

Although there is never an excuse for a surgical error or any form of medical malpractice, there are a number of reasons why surgeons perform such a negligent act. Some common causes of this form of medical malpractice include the following:

  • Too many patients at a hospital and doctors lose track of who needs surgery
  • Charts get switched
  • Other medical professionals moving patients without notifying surgeons or staff
  • Going into the wrong operating room
  • Sleep deprivation

Despite the reason, this type of medical malpractice should never happen, as it is an entirely preventable error. Thus, when a medical practitioner performs surgery on the wrong patient, they should be held accountable.

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Not only can this type of surgical error harm the patient who receives the surgery, but it can also harm the patient who didn’t receive the necessary surgery in a timely manner. As such, those suffering from such an error should shoulder the financial burdens on their negligence. To learn more about how you may be able to take legal action, contact the Louisville surgical errors attorneys at the Sampson Law Firm by calling 502-584-5050 today.

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