The Doctor Performed the Surgery on the Wrong Part of My Body

Video Transcription:
Most people can't even imagine that if you go into the hospital for surgery that the doctor could make a mistake and operate on the wrong part of the body. But, unfortunately this happens. Thankfully, it's rare but it does occur.

Most hospitals have very specific procedures to mark and confirm with the patient exactly where surgery is going to be performed. This is because typically when the doctor comes in to actually do the surgery, all that is exposed of the patient may be that little area where the incision is to be made. If this is in the wrong place, it may not be apparent to the surgeon. So these precautions need to be made before the doctor comes in and actually begins to operate.

If the surgery is performed in the wrong place this still means that they need to go back in and do another surgery at the right location. So now there could be double complications. This is a very serious medical mistake. If this is something that has happened to you or a loved one, we recommend that you speak with a medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible.

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.

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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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