Surgeries Performed on the Wrong Surgical Site, Wrong Part of the Body or the Wrong Organ

Video Transcription:
I want to talk to you for a minute about a surgery that is performed on the wrong part of the body, the wrong organ or the wrong surgical site.

The classic example I think would be is if you go in for a right knee surgery but they operate on the left knee instead. Or even with amputation we've had situations where the surgeons amputated the wrong limb. These situations in today's environment is invariably a clear medical error that should have never occurred.

Over the last several decades there has been a tremendous push to minimize the occurrence of these types of mistakes. That's why when you go in they are going to ask you repeatedly who you are and they are probably going to mark the surgical site before the surgery begins. The medical staff is going to confirm this process multiple times between when you arrive and when the doctor makes his first cut. But, despite all these things occurring in a modern hospital, mistakes still happen even though they might be rare.

So, if you or someone you know has been the victim of a mistake of the doctor removing the wrong organ or operating on the wrong surgical site or the wrong limb, you need to talk to a lawyer who's experienced in understanding medical malpractice to confirm your suspicion that you have a case against that physician, the facility or even other members of the surgical team.

Due to the nature of our small practice, we are unable to take every case, but we always strive to connect clients with the right attorney for them. We are happy to set up referrals to other attorneys who may be better suited to assist you.

Jim Dodson
A Florida injury lawyer, family man and avid cyclist who clients have trusted for over 25 years.