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Alleged surgical errors may have ended NFL player's career

Surgeries are delicate procedures that require constant focus and attention by doctors and nurses. Any deviation from the standard of care can result in catastrophic consequences for the patient. Thousands of injuries and deaths happen each year in Delaware and across the country due to surgical errors. Sharrif Floyd, a former NFL defensive lineman recently filed a lawsuit against a surgeon over claims that negligence during surgery ended his football career.

Surgical errors can have devastating effects on patients

Mistakes and errors during medical care are not uncommon. Unfortunately, any error during a surgical procedure will be magnified, with the patient potentially suffering disastrous consequences. Delaware is home to some of the most highly-trained and skilled surgeons in the country, but no amount of training or education can totally prevent surgical errors from happening.

Surgical errors: Couple files claim after alleged negligence

There is always risk involved with any surgical procedure. No matter how minor or routine the procedure may be, any mistake made by surgeons and physicians during surgery can have drastic effects on patients. The state of Delaware requires health care professionals to complete years of academic and on-the-job training in order to legally treat patients. However, no amount of training can totally prevent surgical errors.

Woman says surgical errors caused her pain and injuries

Every day in the United States, thousands of patients undergo surgical procedures. These patients place their lives in the hands of surgeons, physicians and nurses. Although most of these surgeries are minor and routine, one seemingly minor mistake in any medical procedure can lead to a lifetime of disabilities for the patient. Tragically, surgical errors continue to be a leading cause of injury in Delaware and across the country.

Surgical errors: Woman awarded over $2 million in lawsuit

Fortunately, updated safety measures and technological advancements have made surgeries and other medical procedures safer than ever before. However, there is always a certain amount of risk involved with any surgical procedure. Although Delaware is home to some of the best surgeons and physicians in the world, these medical professionals can still make mistakes. When surgical errors are made, the patient suffers the consequences.

Woman sues doctor for surgical errors -- wrongly removed kidney

Surgical errors can vary a great deal. The reason surgical errors happen, the type of mistake made and damage that is done can change from case to case. Regardless of details, the end result of many surgical errors is often compensation under civil law in Delaware or elsewhere. One woman is seeking a settlement from her doctor after he allegedly removed the wrong body part during a 2016 surgery.

Consequences of misnaming doctors in surgical errors cases

It is important for patients who are victimized by medical malpractice to have recourse. However, the damage to Delaware doctors who are wrongly found to be responsible for surgical errors can be long-lasting and devastating. A surgeon who was accused of lying to a patient about an issue with her operation is now working to revive his career after the accusation was withdrawn by the patient in question.

Why are certain surgical errors more common in the mid-afternoon?

There are many things that impact the risk of something going wrong at the hospital, but many people are unaware that time of day can be a factor. Data shows that Delaware patients might want to reconsider mid-afternoon operations. There are a few reasons for this, but one major one is that certain surgical errors statistically increase for those with 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. start times.

Understanding common causes of surgical errors in the U.S.

Preventable errors can have serious consequences in a medical procedure. Each year in the United States, thousands of surgical errors occur. Delaware patients may understand the "ordinary" risks of surgery, but should not have to accept an error caused by the negligence of a surgeon. If a preventable mistake occurs, it could have major ramifications on a patient's life.

Is physician burnout to blame for medical errors?

Preventing medical malpractice is a priority for many people. As a result, multiple studies have taken aim at understanding the root cause of medical errors. Delaware health care professionals and patients alike may find the results of a new study particularly interesting, as it shows how physician burnout may be contributing to these problems.

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