When it comes time to undergo an operation, many, if not most, of us defer to our doctor’s guidance when developing a plan for the actual surgery and postoperative care. The reality is, however, that where you choose to have your surgery can easily affect the outcome and quality of the procedure.
This is particularly true for more complicated operations. Medical malpractice is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, and it’s critical that one does their research before making a decision that could affect their long-term health. A recent NJ.com article revealed options for the best hospitals for those in need of difficult surgery.
This list not only reminds us of the differing levels of care that can be found from hospital to hospital; but also that accidents do happen no matter where you go. The Journal of Patient Safety estimates that between 210,000 and 440,000 patients die from preventable factors related to their hospital stay. If you or someone you care about has been the victim of a surgeon or physician error, it’s important that you learn your rights and seek out qualified legal representation.
Each patient, particularly those with high-risk conditions, are placing their lives in the hands of someone else. While the majority of surgeries are completed without issue and result in a full recovery, any number of things can complicate the process. One wrong move and you can easily end up spending extra time in the hospital or facing far more serious medical complications.
The bottom line is that surgery and medicine are a fact of life, but you deserve the peace of mind of knowing that you’re protected if something goes wrong. If you find yourself in this unfortunate and often confusing situation, you need to know your options and what can be done mitigate the damage you’ve sustained.
- Who’s going to pay for your additional medical expenses?
- Who’s going to compensate you for the time you missed at work?
- Who’s going to be responsible for the disruption this has caused you and your family?
These are all questions you need to examine when determining your next course of action. Enlist the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer with significant knowledge of laws pertaining to medical malpractice.
Lombardi & Lombardi has been helping malpractice patients and their families get the damages and compensation they deserve for years. If you or someone you care about has suffered due to medical negligence or incompetence, [nl_link id=’143′]call us now[/nl_link] so we can discuss your case.