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Surgery as defined by Ambrose Pare, a 16th-century French surgeon defined surgery as the procedure: “To eliminate that which is superfluous, restore that which has been dislocated, separate that which has been united, join that which has been divided and repair the defects of nature.”
Surgery has its place in the world. It has helped to save those who are faced with life threatening situations, ease serious pains, repaired sensitive organs, etc.
However, the question is, are medical doctors always successful in surgery?
The answer is no.
Although doctors have the right intentions, things may not always go the way they intend or planned.
The fact is during surgeries, doctors cut through human skins and work on the inside. The body is likely to react to the changes. It is just like how you feel when you accidentally step on something or cut yourself.
Often doctors can tell you what to expect, but their knowledge is also limited, especially when there is a mistake during the procedure.
The truth is:
All surgeries are not bad, but the problem with the procedure is that it treats the symptoms and not the root cause of the problem, thus, leaving a trail of after effects that are unwanted and unexpected.
Lots of things can affect the success rate of surgeries. These include the cleanliness of the surgical or operation room (especially the floor), the skill of the surgeon, the surgeon’s frame of mind, complacency, tunnel vision, type of drugs administered, manipulation stats of the medic, drunk or high doctor, the use of scythe blades instead of hands, lighting of the surgical room, etc. If any of this is bad, the chance is, the rate of failure will increase.
The question is, when do you need the services of a medical malpractice doctor?
You need the services of a medical malpractice lawyer when you are injured during the surgery and this result in a life changing situation. Also, if you catch an infection from the hospital or doctor’s office you can sue the doctor.
Other situations include if the doctor applied anesthesia wrongly, you are given the wrong prescription after the surgery or you are not informed of possible risks or consequences of the surgery, etc.
When you experience one or more of the situations above, prepare all your documents ready to sue the doctor. You need to document what transpired after the surgery and the malpractice. Write down the date you had the surgery, the result from the lab and CT scan, name of the surgeon, the nurses and other healthcare personnel that attended to you.
The next thing you need is the services of a seasoned medical malpractice lawyer.
The medical malpractice lawyer will review your case. They will secure necessary medical records, interview you, family members, friends and other witnesses. This will help the lawyer to determine whether your case can be pursued.
If your case is good, the medical malpractice lawyer will need to hire the services of an expert doctor who will review your records to determine if the malpractice occurred. If it really occurred, the physician will testify that the doctor committed malpractices and that the malpractice caused you injury.
Then, the medical malpractice lawyer will help you to fight for your right to get justice for your case.