Almost no patient looks forward to surgery. Before going under the knife, we are usually aware of the risks involved, and we understand that we will be laid up for a while as we heal. However, when there is promise of relief from a painful or hazardous medical condition, such as appendicitis or a tumor, we can more readily accept the idea that an operation may be a good thing.
Discovering after the fact that we were subjected to unnecessary surgery can be a terrible shock. Was your doctor too quick to suggest surgery — and now you are dealing with complications that could have been avoided? Making this type of judgment call can be tricky and difficult to prove before a claims adjuster, judge or jury. For this reason, our medical malpractice attorneys work closely with top-notch medical experts to help determine whether a harmful operation was unnecessary.
Whatever type of surgery you underwent, it is smart to discuss your case with an experienced Surgical errors lawyer if you have any doubts. Was your surgery one of these types?
- Back surgery
- Spine surgery
- Herniated disk surgery
- Eye surgery
- Elective cosmetic surgery or plastic surgery
- Hand or foot surgery
- Knee, ankle, wrist or elbow surgery
- Shoulder surgery
Did you experience a negative outcome such as one of the following?
- Nerve damage
- Tendon damage
- Chronic pain
- Bowel puncture
- Digestive track complications
- Malfunction of hardware such as plates or screws inserted along your spine or broken bone
Discovering or realizing that your surgery was unnecessary or posed risks that were much greater than warranted under the circumstances is a good reason to talk to an attorney. Did your doctor give conservative treatments a chance before recommending and performing high-risk spine fusion surgery? Ask one of our medical malpractice attorneys at Dankner, Milstein, P.C., how you can get a straight answer — and compensation, depending on the facts.