Wrong Site Surgery

Recent publicity on wrong-site surgery has increased public awareness about this type of medical malpractice. It is estimated that 5 to 10 occurrences of wrong-site surgery takes place each day in the US. Wrong-site surgeries may entail doctors performing the wrong procedure, operating on the wrong patient, or targeting the wrong part of a patient’s body.

If you or someone you know has been the victim of a wrong-site surgery, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses. Contact an Appleton medical malpractice attorney at the law office of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® to speak with a qualified lawyer about your legal options. Call 800-242-2874 today to schedule a free case evaluation.

Prevention

As with most instances of medical malpractice, wrong-site surgeries are easily prevented. Suggested precautions include:

  • Pre-operative verification: Prior to the surgery, the doctor should discuss the procedure with the patient and their family in order to verify the patient’s identity and the location of surgery.
  • Marking of operation site: Markings should be clear and easy to understand.
  • Pre-operation meeting: All involved staff should run through the operation procedures prior to performing the surgery. This should involve an equipment and medical supplies checklist, as well.

While these precautions may not eliminate all occurrences of wrong-site surgery, it can certainly reduce the number of incidents.

Contact Us

If you or someone you know has been the victim of wrong-site surgery, they deserve compensation for their suffering. Contact the Appleton personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874 to discuss the details of your case.