Many people are aware of the black boxes that are contained inside aircrafts and can be retrieved after a crash. But what if operating rooms also had a “black box” of sorts? As Virginia medical malpractice injury lawyers we do not currently know of any states that implement this technology. But it may benefit patients undergoing surgery to have a recorded record if something were to go wrong. Recently a Wisconsin legislator stated that she is planning to introduce such a bill, one that would require that hospitals offer patients the option of having their surgeries videotaped. She says such a measure would benefit both patients who are victims of medical malpractice and doctors who want to defend themselves.
Our medical malpractice attorneys have created an in-depth report on the five most common surgical errors that may constitute medical negligence. Most people are shocked to see which common surgeries show up time after time in court due to medical and surgical errors. Our medical malpractice attorneys have represented numerous clients who've been the victims of these common surgical errors and we want to make sure these terrible outcomes are reduced. If you read the information in this report, there's a good chance you'll be able to ask the right questions and to respond appropriately to a potential mishap.
One of the medical malpractice cases we settled for $1.25 million involved a surgical error that led to a double amputation. Our client was struggling with back pain radiating down her left leg. She went to defendant neurosurgeon who advised her that she needed low back disc surgery. When the doctor performed the surgery, he failed to properly control the surgical instruments and allowed one of them to cut three vessels in our client's abdomen, causing extensive internal bleeding. A repair of the damaged vessels by a vascular surgeon was attempted but was not successful. Our client ultimately lost both her legs