Surgical Errors

Common forms of surgical errors

Invasive surgical procedures can expose patients to many different risks. When a patient must undergo an operation to fix a medical problem, they should be informed of the known risks and possible negative outcomes that may result from the operation. Ensuring that...

Are you a victim of a surgical accident?

As a surgery patient, you may have certain expectations about the level of care and precision that the physicians treating you take during your procedure. Most surgeries present risks beyond simply failing to correct the issue at hand. However, patients rarely take...

Questions to ask a surgeon before surgery

The skill and professionalism of a surgeon is one of those things that one rarely considers until it's time to go under the knife. After all, aren't most surgeons good at their jobs? In general, yes, most surgeons are good at their jobs, but they are also human beings...

How do I choose a surgeon?

Even though medical practices have evolved to the point where patient safety is a higher level than ever before, there is always the possibility of suffering an injury during a surgical procedure. As such, if you are likely to need surgery in the near future, you owe...

Cosmetic procedure presents fat embolism risk

Many people desire to look their very best. And there are many surgical procedures that can address specific aspects of our appearance that we wish to improve. Typically, cosmetic surgery is considered comparatively safe. But the fact is, there are inherent risks that...

Get the help you need after an OR burn injury

Each year, hundreds of thousands of individuals undergo surgical procedures. While the majority of these cases are successful and go without incident, some of them result in injury. One cause of significant injury in the OR is burns. If you or someone you know...

What are the most common surgical errors?

Surgical errors occur by the thousands each year. Some of these mistakes are relatively minor, while others are life-threatening. By examining these mistakes, researchers have discovered that the top three most commonly occurring surgical mistakes are the ones that...

When gross negligence speaks for itself

Nightmares should remain in the dark. They should be something you wake up from, to the comfort of a soft pillow and the relief that it is already receding into the shadows as the sun comes up on your day. But what if your nightmare doesn't recede? What if the man or...

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