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Surgical errors are sometimes referred to as “never events” because they are never supposed to happen. Evidence suggests that as many as 4,000 preventable surgical never events occur each year in the U.S.
Examples include leaving an object behind in a patient’s body, operating on the wrong body part, or performing the wrong procedure altogether. Technology or equipment failure can also lead to complications or infection.
The number of never events is alarming. Researchers suggest that the consequences of surgical mistakes ranges from 59 percent who experienced temporary injury, to 33 percent who have experienced permanent injury, to more than six percent who died.
If you or a family member have experienced such negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for being harmed by a surgical error.
As a nationally recognized personal injury law firm, Weitz & Luxenberg is committed to helping clients win cases. For more than 25 years, we have dedicated ourselves to holding irresponsible practitioners accountable, and we have won more than $17 billion for our clients.
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