Surgical errors include cutting of arteries or nerves, performing the wrong procedures, improperly inserting a medical device, leaving instruments in bodies or even not providing sufficient or any analgesia. Understandably the consequences can be severe and devastating for a patient and their family.
As surgeries pose serious risks, even when performed competently, working out whether a surgical error is due to negligence is often very complicated. Is the error an inherent risk of the surgery or is it because a doctor or nurse did something wrong? Surgical procedures are often completed by teams of surgeons, anesthetists and highly trained nurses, and determining who is exactly at fault and what precisely went wrong is a complicated task. At elringtons, we specialise in medical negligence claims and are experts in health and medical law.
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