Risks of Unnecessary Surgery As with any surgery there are inherent risks involved. But when a patient undergoes unnecessary surgery, the risks can create additional psychological damage. Imagine building yourself up to the idea of undergoing heart bypass and later learning it was unnecessary; or learning your hysterectomy wasn’t really needed after the fact.
Surgery typically requires a recovery period that can last from a few days to several months. If unnecessary surgery is performed and puts you out of work, this may constitute a case of medical negligence and you may be entitled to receive compensation for lost income through an Illinois medical malpractice claim.
Additionally, there are life-threatening risks involved with anesthesia, infections and internal bleeding.
When you had other options available and they were not offered or considered, the doctor may be held liable.
Your doctor can also be held liable if you were misdiagnosed. A misdiagnosis may lead a doctor to perform an unnecessary surgery. This type of medical negligence is twofold: performing an invasive procedure that wasn’t necessary and failing to properly diagnose and treat a patient.
How a Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Can Help
A Chicago medical malpractice attorney understands that you have already been through enough if you have undergone an unnecessary surgery. The idea of filing an Illinois medical malpractice claim may seem overwhelming; however you have the right to seek compensation when you have been the victim of medical negligence.
With the help of a Chicago medical malpractice attorney, your case will be evaluated and an investigation will be launched. An attorney will then collect evidence such as your medical report, doctor’s notations, charts and any other documentation that will build a substantial case.
When to Hire a Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney
A Chicago medical malpractice attorney at the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. has dealt with similar cases to yours and knows the best course of action for your claim. To improve your chances at a fair settlement and take the burden out of all the paperwork involved in a medical malpractice claim in Illinois, contact us today for a free case evaluation – 312-263-1080.