How does medical malpractice law shield a surgical error?
Surgery is the second most common reason for medical malpractice claims against doctors in the United States. A surgical error, in layman's terms, is an avoidable mistake made by the physician during the procedure that causes harm to the patient. With sufficient evidence of negligence, medical malpractice law provides the basis for a claim for the claimant's damages. A surgical procedure is always rife with inherent risks. Medical professionals can reduce the risks of common surgical errors by exercising due diligence. When such errors occur, never hesitate to seek legal counsel. The primary cause of a surgical error is the physician's incompetence and failure to analyze the patient's medical condition. A lack of a thorough discussion with the patient about the patient's previous medical history may result in complications during the surgery.