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Wrong Site Surgeries Medical Malpractice Attorney in San Diego

When it happens, it's every person's worst nightmare:  a wrong site surgery, when a surgeon operates on the wrong side or wrong location of a patient's body.  Although it is a rare event, it can and does happen.  Such surgical tragedies have obvious and harmful effects on a patient, ranging from unnecessary and extended recovery time and complications to even, in some extreme cases, death.  If you or a loved one has suffered a wrong site surgery you should consult with a San Diego Medical Malpractice Attorney as soon as possible.  We will carefully review your case and medical records and advise you on your legal rights and how to best proceed.

How Wrong Site Surgeries Can Occur

In the United States in 2007, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that over 50 million surgeries were performed.  Although every medical doctor and hospital staff are rigorously trained to provide the best medical care possible, mistakes do happen.  When a surgeon performs a wrong site surgery is a very serious medical error that qualifies as medical malpractice.

As unusual as such events are, a wrong site surgery can happen because:

  • An emergency room surgeon has insufficient communication about the procedure with their surgical staff
  • The patient's body has been incorrectly marked or prepared for the surgery
  • There is a physical deformity or extreme obesity making the surgical procedure unusually difficult to perform
  • There are multiple surgeons in the operating room
  • Multiple procedures are being performs simultaneously

At Pacific Attorney Group we believe there are two very important reasons that when a wrong site surgery occurs it must promptly be addressed legally; first, to ensure the responsible surgeon or medical staff is made to take responsibility for their actions and, secondly, to assist the victim or their family in their recovery and provide an equitable settlement that will provide for any corrective treatment and their successful physical recovery as well as for all the pain and suffering.

Contact a San Diego Medical Malpractice Lawyer to receive a free consultation and review your case.