Many complications concern our thoughts as we, or a loved one, considers a looming surgery. Rarely, however, is that concern that the surgery will be performed on the wrong place.
In cases of “wrong-site” surgery, doctors perform the required surgery, but do so on the wrong part of the body. For example, a doctor might perform surgery on a patient's right arm when the left arm requires treatment, or the wrong breast may be removed during a mastectomy.
Surgery performed on the wrong body part may happen as a result of clerical error or a lack of proper medical safeguards. An entirely preventable form of medical malpractice, wrong-site surgery generally requires additional surgery, and patients must assume the extra costs and risks associated with another operation. When appropriate standards to prevent wrong-site surgery are not met, affected patients may be entitled to compensation
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If you believe you have been the victim of surgical errors, Pittsburgh-based Goldberg, Persky & White, will help you determine what has happened. If surgical mistakes are the cause your pain and suffering, our medical malpractice attorneys in Pennsylvania will fight aggressively to pursue just compensation. For a frank discussion of your legal situation, contact our attorneys today.