Wrong-Site Surgery

It is estimated that between five and ten wrong-site surgeries occur in America each day. A wrong-site surgery may involve any number of errors, including performing an operation on the wrong patient, organ, or extremity. While wrong-site surgeries are rare, if medical staff heeded proper precautions prior to operations, they could be nonexistent.

If you or someone you love has suffered undue hardship because of a wrong-site surgery, you should be compensated for your losses. To find out more about how to receive compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more, contact the Green Bay medical malpractice attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874 today.

Prevention

In order to prevent wrong-site surgeries, medical staff needs to implement more pre-operative procedures, such as:

  • Meeting with the patient and their family to review the intended operation, verify the patient’s identity, and receive consent for the operation.
  • Marking the patient’s operation site clearly. There should be no visible markings on any part of the body that is not being operated on.
  • Holding a pre-operation meeting with all involved medical staff. During this meeting the operation should be reviewed, staff should make sure that all necessary equipment and supplies are easily accessible.

Most cases of wrong-site surgeries occur because of overworked and exhausted medical staff who are more prone to making careless mistakes. Implementing the above precautions would help reduce the likelihood of performing a wrong-site surgery.

Contact Us

If you or someone you know has been victimized by negligent medical personnel, they may be liable for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, as well as lost wages. To discuss your case with a professional, contact the Green Bay personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®. Call 800-242-2874 today to schedule a free case evaluation.