With all the technological advancements and stringent regulations put in place in recent years, one would think that surgical procedures are safer now than ever before. However, this is unfortunately not the case. Surgical errors cause thousands of injuries and deaths every year in Delaware and across the nation. A man who allegedly suffered complications from a procedure recently won over $3 million from a lawsuit he filed.
According to the lawsuit, the man visited the defendant for treatment with complaints of blood in his urine. To investigate further, the man underwent a procedure that involved the insertion of a tiny camera in his urethra, the lawsuit said. Allegedly, the tiny camera tore the wall in the man's urethra, causing complications.
The man claimed that he had to endure years of recurring scar tissue buildup from the tear. This has caused him to suffer pain, urinary problems and the need for follow-up surgeries. Reportedly, a jury sided with the plaintiff and awarded him a total of $3.6 million in the medical malpractice lawsuit.
Although amazing progress has been made in the medical field in recent years, there is still a lot of risk involved with any surgical procedure. When patients undergo a surgery, they place their lives in the hands of doctors and surgeons. Any mistake could have deadly consequences. Those in Delaware who have suffered injuries or the loss of a loved one as a result of surgical errors could benefit by consulting an experienced attorney. Damages from a successful claim could result in much-needed compensation to help victims and families through this traumatic experience.