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Surgical Complications

Kansas Medical Malpractice Attorneys Specializing in Post-Surgery Complications Cases

Regardless of the complexities of a procedure, when a patient has a surgery there are inevitable risks involved. As a surgical patient, your doctor should always explain any known risks associated with your procedure. Most hospitals require you to sign paperwork showing that you acknowledge these risks.

However, the risk of medical or surgical malpractice is an unfortunate reality. Patients trust their doctors to the fullest when it comes to performing a surgery. The surgery may be minor and non-intrusive, or it could be a serious and complicated procedure. In any case, medical or surgical malpractice has serious consequences.

Surgical complications are sometimes the result of a surgeon’s negligence. This also applies to post-surgery complications. The surgeon or any other medical professional who was involved with your surgery, could have caused complications after your surgery with their negligence.

Some causes of surgical complications include:

  • Use of unsanitary surgical utensils/instruments
  • Incorrect incision – either incorrect location or type of cut
  • Organ puncture or perforation
  • Surgery on wrong organ, wrong site or wrong side
  • Delayed surgery
  • Prolonged surgery

Some surgical procedures pose more risk than others. The most common surgical procedures where surgical errors occur include:

  • Gastric Bypass
  • Childbirth (Cesarean Section)
  • Cardiothoracic
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Intestinal Surgery

Surgical errors can also occur in cosmetic or plastic surgery procedures such as:

  • Otoplasty – Ear Surgery
  • Rhytidectomy – Face Lift
  • Rhinoplasty – Nasal Surgery
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Liposuction

There are many factors that can contribute to a surgical error, and the results can sometimes be fatal. Surgical errors can cause serious infections, illness, and sometimes the need for an additional surgery to repair the damage. If you or a loved one has been the victim of surgical error, please contact one of the experienced medical malpractice attorneys at Prochaska, Howell & Prochaska LLC for your free consultation!