Have You Suffered Serious Injuries Caused by a Surgical Error?
Have you or someone you love been harmed after a surgical error? Unfortunately, you’re not alone. While all surgeries—even simple cosmetic procedures—carry risks, the average person has no reason to not expect they will not survive routine surgery.
Unfortunately, many patients do not. Sadly, many of these harmful or fatal surgical errors are fully preventable. Even common surgeries can bring a high incidence of error, including:
- Gastric Bypass
- Cesarean Section
- Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Laparoscopic Surgery
- Spinal Surgery
Prevalence of Surgical Errors
According to a 2016 study conducted by the British Medical Journal (BMJ), surgical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Their study indicates inexcusable surgical mistakes—also known as “never” events—account for more than 250,000 deaths every year.
That number equates to 9.5% of all deaths in the U.S. Examples of harmful surgical errors can include:
- Poor Sterilization
- Incorrect Incision
- Organ Perforation
- Incorrect Procedures
- Delayed Surgery
- Improper Positioning
Let Us Stand Up for You
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries after a surgical error, you’re sure to have questions. If you feel your condition could have been prevented, trust the Yost Legal Group to help you find answers. At the Yost Legal Group, our experienced, passionate attorneys possess the confidence and determination to advocate for your rights.
Call the Yost Legal Group at 1-800-YOST-LAW (1-800-867-8529) for your free initial consultation. We’re here to listen—and help you find justice.
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