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Wrong Site Surgical Errors

There are always risks involved when individuals undergo a surgical procedure. Although we would like to place our trust in the hands of medical professionals and believe that they have the training to be able to complete any procedures necessary, this is not always the case.

Reports have shown that close to 100,000 people are killed each year due to an incident of medical malpractice. Perhaps one of the most disturbing medical mistakes that is being made by health care professionals is wrong site surgery. Wrong site surgical errors occur when a procedure is completed in the incorrect location on a patient’s body. Depending on the type of surgical procedure, this may mean that the correct procedure is preformed, but is done on the opposite side of the body as the intended site for the surgery.

With all of our modern technologies, you may be wondering how that kind of error is even possible. There are several reasons for wrong site surgical errors to occur:

  • Incorrect information on medical charts
  • Doctor error
  • Surgery completed on the wrong patient
  • Poor preparation for surgery
  • Rushed surgery

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a wrong site surgical procedure, contact a Waukesha medical malpractice attorney immediately. The Waukesha wrong site surgery lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® are ready to help you receive the compensation you deserve for your suffering. Call (800) 242-2874 to speak with a Waukesha wrong site surgery lawyer today.