Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP
Call for a Free Consultation

Delaware’s Injury And Medical Malpractice Leaders

surgical errors Archives

Surgical errors can happen even in routine procedures

Thanks to modern technology and stringent safety regulations, surgical procedures in Delaware are much safer these days. Every day, hundreds of successful surgeries are performed throughout the state. Unfortunately, surgical errors can happen no matter how safe a procedure is deemed. 

Surgical errors: Widow awarded over $1.5 million in lawsuit

Fortunately, residents of Delaware have access to some of the best medical care in the world. Every single day, thousands of patients across the state undergo surgical procedures. There is risk involved with every surgery, and for a procedure to be successful, every caregiver involved must perform his or her job to the best of their abilities. However, many medical professionals today are overworked, and this can contribute to surgical errors. In another state, a lawsuit alleged that negligence by a nurse contributed to the death of a patient.

Thousands are affected by surgical errors every year

Thousands of people undergo surgical procedures every single day in Delaware and across the United States. Many of these procedures are classified as routine, but in reality, no surgery is actually routine. Surgical errors can occur in any type of procedure, no matter how minor. These days, gallbladder removal surgeries can be done laparoscopically and are considered some of the least invasive procedures. However, as one man in another state allegedly found out, mistakes during a seemingly minor procedure can have life-altering effects.

Surgical errors: Lawsuit results in $13 million settlement

Undergoing any surgical procedure, no matter how minor, can be absolutely nerve-wracking for both patients and families. It is expected and understood that patients will receive the best care possible. Unfortunately, surgical errors continue to affect hundreds of Delaware families every year. Although most surgeries are routine and noninvasive, any mistake can lead to permanent disabilities for the patient. A man in another state filed a lawsuit after a surgical device broke during his brain surgery.

Surgical errors during a spinal procedure can be debilitating

The spinal column is one of the most crucial parts of the human body. A human spine is very complex and is made up of 33 individual bones stacked vertically. As a person ages, some of these bones can begin to deteriorate. Consequently, spinal surgeries are fairly common in Delaware and across the country. However, surgical errors during these procedures can result in excruciating pain and permanent disabilities.

Woman sues surgeon after he allegedly admits to surgical errors

It is understood that there are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Patients undergo surgeries to remedy problems or medical conditions, not to make the problems worse. However, surgeons are human, and humans will undoubtedly make mistakes. Unfortunately, surgical errors kill and injure thousands of people every year in Delaware and across the United States.

No person should have to accept surgical errors

Errors or mistakes during medical treatment can have serious consequences for patients and families. Those in Delaware who undergo surgical procedures understand that there are certain risks associated with any surgery, but they should not have to accept a mistake caused by the negligence of a surgeon or doctor. Unfortunately, thousands of surgical errors occur every year in the United States.

Surgical errors and negligence lead to woman's amputation

Surgeons in Delaware and across the country perform literally thousands of surgical procedures every day. These skilled surgeons combine their expertise with state-of-the-art medical technology to produce beneficial outcomes for the vast majority of their patients. However, no amount of technology or skill can totally prevent surgical errors from happening. A woman in another state filed a lawsuit after she lost her leg, apparently due to a foreign object that was left inside of her.

Staggered surgery approach could lead to surgical errors

These days, high patient volumes are the norm for most Delaware hospitals. Many medical facilities across the state are overcrowded and filled to capacity. Doctors and other medical professionals in many of these facilities are also understaffed, so providers are constantly in a rush to see more patients. To help with this, many surgeons will use an approach called staggered surgery in which they perform multiple surgeries in an assembly line fashion. This volume-based approach only makes surgical errors more likely.

Patients suffer the consequences of surgical errors

The state of Delaware is home to some of the most skilled and knowledgeable surgeons in the country. These skilled physicians perform their duties with care and save lives on a daily basis. Successful surgery is undoubtedly a process, and any missed step in this process can have disastrous implications for patients. Surgical errors kill and injure thousands of people every year in the United States.

Get The Legal Help You Need

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

This site uses Google's Invisible reCAPTCHA, which is subject to Google's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Email Us For A Response

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP
Rodney Square
1000 North King Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

Toll Free: 888-395-7576
Fax: 302-571-1253
Wilmington Law Office Map