Surgical mistakes and injuries are often referred to as wrong or
so-called "wrong-site surgeries," in which the surgery is done on
the incorrect part of the body. Cases of such surgeries are thought
to be on the rise in America. Such incidents are notoriously
under-reported so it's unclear if doctors are really making more
mistakes or simply reporting more.
Wrong-site surgery gets widespread attention during spectacular
cases, as happened when a surgeon at University Community Hospital
in Tampa amputated the wrong foot of a patient in 1995.
The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery recommended that members
initial the correct spot before surgery. However, simple act by
itself is not expected to eliminate many errors.
If you or a loved one believe you may have been injured by your
healthcare system, contact us today. We are specialized in handling
medical malpractice suits and can quickly determine if you should
pursue your case.
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