Surgery errors or surgery mistakes can have devastating repercussions on a patient. This is due to the serious nature of surgery and the inherent risks associated with these procedures. Once a patient is alerted that a surgery error has occurred in their situation there are things that they can immediately pursue.
The first being that the patient should do all that they can to get medical help to treat or “fix” the surgical error. This is very important because in many instances, what patients are not aware of, if the threat of infections which can result, especially if an organ has been cut and not repaired during the surgery.
The second thing that a patient can do, assuming they are contemplating speaking with a Maryland medical malpractice attorney at a later date, is request their medical records from the procedure. By requesting your records early you and your attorney can get a head start in the analysis of what may or may not have happened in your case.
If you have watched our other educational videos, or read our articles, you know that these records are important because you will need another medical professional to go on records stating that your treating doctor fell below the standard of care in your situation. Your medical export will use the records that you have requested and provided as a cornerstone of his or her analysis of your treatment or lack thereof.
Based on your knowledge of your surgery error, and the fact that you think that you have been the victim of medical malpractice, you are ready to speak to someone about your case. We invite you to give us a call. We can be reached at 301-850-4832. We answer questions like yours all the time and we would be glad to hear your story.