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Woman awarded over $2 million after surgical errors caused injury

On Behalf of | Oct 19, 2019 | Surgical Errors

Thanks to advancements in medical technology, surgeries these days are becoming safer and less invasive. Thousands and thousands of patients undergo surgical procedures every day and across the country. Naturally, there is a risk involved with any surgery. Although some of the best surgeons and physicians in the world practice in the state of Delaware, these medical professionals can still make mistakes. Surgical errors kill and injure thousands of people every year.

A woman in another state filed a lawsuit after she was allegedly injured during a surgical procedure. According to the lawsuit, the woman was undergoing surgery to repair a torn ACL tendon in her knee. However, the lawsuit claimed that her peroneal nerve was injured in the surgery after it was entrapped with a surgical suture.

The plaintiff claimed that the mishap during her surgery caused permanent damage. Allegedly, the woman will eventually require a total knee replacement due to the alleged negligence. A jury sided with the plaintiff and awarded her $2.3 million. Recently, the defendants missed a deadline to file a formal response and a judge ruled that the plaintiff’s award will stand. 

Surgeons and physicians in the United States are required to complete years of academic and on-the-job training. Unfortunately, the chance for errors will always be present anytime humans are involved in a procedure. Those in Delaware who have suffered injuries as a result of surgical errors can benefit by consulting an experienced attorney. A successful lawsuit could result in much-needed compensation to help with medical expenses and other monetary losses.