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.

Do You Think You May Have A Medical Malpractice Claim?

If you believe you may have a Florida medical malpractice claim you need to speak with an experienced medical malpractice attorney, in order to comply with Florida’s pre-suit investigation requirements, and the strict time limits involved.  Contact us online or call our office directly at 888.815.6398 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. Even if we are unable to take on your case, we always do our best to suggest other attorneys who can assist you.

It's important to keep in mind, in order to have a solid medical malpractice claim your doctor or surgeon must have been negligent in performing their services or diagnosis. Not every case will qualify as medical malpractice.

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