When we sign an informed consent for a surgery, we expect the surgeon or doctor to be well-trained, skilled, and super careful when performing the procedure. Unfortunately, that is not always the case and even the most competent and qualified doctor can make a negligent medical mistake. When negligent medical errors lead to punctured organs, organ failure and sometimes even death may occur. Medical errors and surgical errors such as these may automatically make the negligent health care provider liable for your injuries and damages caused by the error.
Mistakes during surgery can lead to an organ being punctured or perforated. This can happen due to an accidental slip of a surgeon’s hand or a tissue tear by a surgical instrument during a procedure. Depending on the severity of the harm, the injury may constitute a medical emergency. The long-term effect of organ damage can be devastating, both physically and emotionally. Some signs of organ damage are obvious, while others are subtle. One of the reasons why patients with punctured organs after a surgery may suffer irreparable damage or even die is the failure to recognize the organ perforation symptoms.
No surgery is without risk, but some types of harm are entirely preventable if the surgeon uses the appropriate level of care. If you believe that your organ damage was a result of a botched surgery or another medical error, you may be able to recover compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit.
A punctured organ can be particularly life-threatening, as organ perforations can cause internal bleeding, a serious infection or even lead to organ failure and a fatal outcome. In order to determine whether or not a surgical error can be considered medical malpractice contact Karasik Law Group today. Let us fight for you to get the compensation you deserve. Call us today to set up your free consultation: 718-502-9112 and be sure to visit our website at www.karasiklawyers.com. At Karasik Law Group, winning matters. Win with us! We speak for the injured; our results speak for themselves.