Mistakes Made Under The Knife
Surgery is a high-stakes environment. The patient is unable to speak up if they feel something is wrong and intertwined with the organs and muscles that may need operation are myriad blood vessels that can be fatal if cut. However, some surgical errors are more likely to be negligence than others. Two examples of negligent practices are losing instruments inside patients and operating on the incorrect body part.
Operations can last for tens of hours at a time. During such a long period, mistakes can be made. While surgical equipment is supposed to be exhaustively checked and rechecked during an operation, not all surgical staff are paying as close attention as they should. In the event that a tool is not correctly accounted for, the tool can be left inside the patient’s body. The tool doesn’t need to be a razor sharp scalpel for this to be dangerous. Any foreign object in the body can have severe impact and can require another surgery to retrieve the missing tool. While accidents happen, surgical protocol exists to ensure that all instruments are accounted for before the surgery ends. Deviation from that protocol can result in instrument loss.
Incorrect Body Region
Another example of surgical error is operating on the wrong body region. This could be as minor as cutting too wide and exposing a body part not meant to be operated on, to removing the wrong organ or organ part. Regardless of the scale, this is a completely pointless incision as it goes outside the scope of the original operation. In the worst instances, this can result in additional surgeries or severe medical complications in order to address the incorrect operation’s effects.
Fighting to Keep Medical Rights
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