An unnecessary surgery can have devastating repercussions on a patient.
From being exposed to unnecessary dangers due to the surgery, like infection, etc…, to losing a potentially life sustaining organ, the patient can suffer greatly.
These issues can also become important when doctors operate on the wrong area of the body.
To help prevent unnecessary surgeries and doctors operating on the wrong area of the body, it is a good idea to keep a good line of communication open with your doctors and other medical professionals.
For example, it is a good idea to ask your doctor questions as to whether your surgery is really needed.
You can also ask questions dealing with a second opinion and whether other patients who have been in your situation have benefited from second opinions.
In cases in which you have a surgery scheduled, do not be afraid to talk with the nurses and other medical staff about your procedure.
You can use this time to make sure that the information your doctor spoke with you about is the same as the information the prep nurses have available.
If your nurses are speaking with you about a leg surgery and you know that you had spoken with your doctor about removal of your gallbladder, then things are not lining up for you.
To speak with someone more about a possible unnecessary surgery in Maryland or a surgery on the wrong body part here, this is what we invite you to do.
Pick up the phone and give us a call.
We can be reached at 301-850-4832.
We answer questions like yours all the time regarding Maryland medical malpractice law and we would be glad to listen to your story.