One of the more common types of surgical errors is an incorrect incision. Incorrect incisions made during surgery are not always life-threatening but this type of medical malpractice can certainly result in severe trauma or life-long injury. An incorrect incision can result in:
- nerve damage; and
- organ damage.
The most common reasons that lead to doctors making an incorrect incision include:
- poor preparation;
- fatigue; and
- performing in a rush.
Some surgeries carry a greater risk of having an incorrect incision made. Listed below are the types of procedures most commonly associated with incorrect incisions:
- cosmetic/plastic surgery;
- gastric bypass;
- abdominal procedures; and
- procedures done on reproductive organs.
An incorrect incision can lead to a serious injury. It can also lead to emotional suffering, especially if there is permanent disfigurement or scarring.If you or someone you love has undergone surgery that resulted in an incorrect incision being made or any other type of medical malpractice, contact a Chicago medical malpractice lawyer who can talk to you about your rights to compensation.Contacting a Chicago Medical Malpractice LawyerAt the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C, our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys will examine all aspects of your claim, determine liability, and aggressively pursue the full amount of compensation due to you or your loved one for any injuries or loss of life that are the result of medical malpractice. Contact us today for a free case evaluation – 312-263-1080.