Anything related to medical expenses can be a financial strain to your budget. Accumulating enough money to pay for your surgery can take time and planning. However, you don’t always expect that there will be a resulting complication that requires additional medical attention. Unfortunately, in some instances a wrong-site surgery may occur and you may need another surgery to correct it.Wrong-site surgery usually results from the negligence of a medical professional. Anyone from an individual doctor or nurse, to an entire operating team may be responsible for your medical error. Hospitals may also be held liable for your injuries if its staff failed to exercise extreme care while conducting your surgical operation.
Pre-surgery personnel could be liable as well if their instructions, documentation and actions directly influenced the wrong-site surgery. Unlike some surgical errors that may be caused by miscommunication between the patient and the doctor, wrong-site surgery is usually the sole fault of the surgical team, medical personnel and/or hospital facility, not the victimized patient. When to Contact a Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Under Illinois medical malpractice laws, you may be eligible to recover both economic and non-economic damages for injuries sustained as a result of wrong-site surgery. If you have had a wrong-site surgery in Illinois, then a Chicago medical malpractice attorney from the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. may be able to help you file a medical malpractice claim. Contact us today for a no-cost case evaluation – 312-263-1080.