Thousands of surgeries are performed every year, and each one has its own risks. A variety of mistakes can occur, but some are more common than others.

Common Surgical Errors That Can Cause Wrongful Death

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You were biking along the shore of the Puget Sound when another biker crashed into you and left you injured on the ground. You were unable to move on your own and the paramedics had to take you to the hospital in an ambulance. The doctor told you you’re going to need surgery if you ever want to walk again.

Although you know you need the operation, you’ve recently heard about patients receiving the wrong types of surgery or getting operations on the incorrect body parts. Such news has you worried about going under the knife.

How Wrongful Death Can Occur During Botched Surgery

The operating room should be a sterile and controlled environment. Those who work in it should be knowledgeable, competent, and focused. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Although no one is perfect, you should feel confident going into a surgery that you will come out alive and better than before. If that doesn’t happen, one of these reasons could be why:

  • Incorrect incision
  • Surgery on wrong organ
  • Delayed surgery
  • Use of unsanitary surgical instruments
  • Organ puncture or perforation
  • Doctor or nurse under the influence of drugs or alcohol

When the Unthinkable Happens

Despite all of the precautions a patient can take, errors in the surgery room can happen and can end a person’s life. If a loved one died because of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to make a claim for wrongful death.

The attorneys of the Andrew Kim Law Firm are here to answer your questions and help you if you decide to make a claim. We have helped many in the Seattle area receive the compensation they were entitled to, and may be able to do the same for you. Contact us today by filling out our online form or by calling us and talking to a legal professional about your case.

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