The end of the year is a popular and busy time for elective surgeries to occur in Delaware medical facilities and across the country. Many patients elect to have surgeries at the end of the year to avoid a new year's deductible and to take advantage of the provided time off of work for the holidays for their recovery. Unfortunately for one woman, surgical errors and hospital negligence resulted in spending the holidays without her husband.
Delaware residents expect honesty, truth and excellent care from their physicians and medical providers. Unfortunately, one woman learned through the news that she was the subject of a whistleblower lawsuit and that she had suffered surgical errors. After investigating and discovering she had organs unnecessarily removed, she has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against her physicians and the hospital.
Delaware patients may not realize how many factors are involved when they choose to have surgery to ensure they have a successful and safe surgery. Patients often resort to trusting their physicians for most of the details involved. Despite physicians desiring the best for their patients, medical and surgical errors still occur. Two lawsuits have been filed in a nearby state against the same surgeon, hospital and a medical device company for the alleged wrongful death of two different women.
Technology has significantly advanced the field of all areas of medicine in Delaware and across the country. Because of advanced technology, many complicated surgeries have been reduced to shorter outpatient procedures and surgeries. Simpler surgeries reduce recovery, surgical errors and the chance for other complications. Unfortunately, patient harm can still occur. One family in another state lost their husband and father after he contracted an antibiotic-resistant bacteria from a contaminated surgical tool.
Many Delaware patients fear going under the knife, because it is well-known that many things can go wrong during surgery. Surgical errors, infection, unexpected reactions and severe pain may occur. When complications of any nature arise as a result of surgery, additional unexpected expensive medical treatment may be required. One surgeon in a nearby state has recently been anonymously reported by other medical staff for a questionable history of inadequate care of his patients over the years.
A Delaware state agency requires medical professionals to report certain medical mistakes called adverse events. Adverse events are usually mistakes that could result in serious harm or death of a patient. They are required to be reported to spark investigations, and investigations could reveal insight of ways to prevent other adverse events. A hospital in another state has had many recent investigations regarding adverse events, including ones that resulted from surgical errors.
Technology has advanced medicine significantly over the years. Despite its benefits, patients in Delaware would not wish to spend months with lost technology inside their body. Unfortunately, for a woman in another state, a series of surgical errors resulted in a camera remaining in her body six months after surgery. She has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit for the resulting financial and physical suffering she has experienced.
Medical mistakes can happen to any patient in Delaware. It is unfortunate when mistakes happen that potentially could have been prevented. Recently in another state, a female died after unknown possible surgical errors occurred during her cosmetic procedure.
Medical technology and advancement over recent years has benefited many Delaware patients. When injuries occur, most patients can be assured that surgery and therapy will aide in recovery. Despite advancements, surgical errors still occur, hindering the healing process for some patients. One man in another state has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a surgical group for the treatment of his broken arm.
Going under the knife will make most Delaware patients nervous. Mandated policies and procedures are enforced in hospitals across the United States to maximize patient safety and to help ease patient fears. Despite strict policies, surgical errors still occur. A man in another state is facing the unfortunate consequences of his surgeon's apparent disregard to follow standard safety procedures before the patient's healthy kidney was removed instead of his cancerous one.