Surgical Error


 Surgery is an inherently risky medical procedure, and by its definition causes some injury: inserting a stent or removing a tumor are life saving operations, but require an opening  to be made into the body.  The incisions made to allow a surgeon to operate are also extremely prone to infection.  These factors make it a necessity that surgeons and their assistants operate with the utmost attention, as even the smallest error can result in the patient suffering a grievous and painful injury, or even death.


It is estimated that thousands of people are harmed each year as a consequence of mistakes made in the operating room.  Although surgery is a risky procedure, this does not alleviate the responsibility a surgeon has to mitigate the risks involved with surgery to ensure the best possible outcome for their patients.





If you have been injured as a result of surgical error, contact the Law Office of Douglas Malcolm today for a free consultation.