Wrong Patient Surgery

Florida Medical Malpractice Attorney at Your Service

While performing surgery on the wrong patient may seem unimaginable, in reality, this type of medical malpractice comprises a significant amount of surgical errors in the United States. Wrong patient surgeries can result in adverse effects for both the patient who undergoes the surgery and the patient who does not receive the correct surgery in a timely manner.

When a surgical error of this magnitude occurs, the surgeon, nurses, hospital, and other healthcare providers may all be held liable for medical malpractice. At David C. Rash P.A., we understand the various dangers associated with wrong patient surgery. Our Florida personal injury attorney possesses an extensive knowledge of Florida law to help you navigate the complexities of your case and the legal system.

The Dangers of Wrong Patient Surgeries

While some wrong patient surgeries may be relatively harmless, others can result in serious, sometimes fatal, injuries. In addition to the loss of specific physical abilities, the patients may suffer high medical bills, lost earnings, and emotional distress as a result of surgical errors.

Wrong patient surgeries are typically the result of the following:

  • Mixing up medical records
  • Failure to check medical records
  • Failure to properly identify the patient
  • Issues with intake

In order to be successful in a medical malpractice lawsuit, the patient must prove that a healthcare provider acted negligently, that the negligent action was the cause of the wrong patient surgery, and that the wrong patient surgery was the cause of the plaintiff’s harm.

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The initial step in filing your claim for damages is to reach out to our Florida medical malpractice attorney. We can investigate your injury, gather evidence, and build an effective case to obtain the justice you deserve.

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