Surgical Errors Can Leave You In A Difficult Position Legally And Physically

When you have to have surgery, you put your health and safety in the hands of a hopefully skilled and experienced medical team. Unfortunately, surgeons and their medical teams are as likely to make mistakes as anyone else. And when they make a mistake, you’re often helpless to respond until much later.

An issue in most surgical errors is that you may not immediately know anything is wrong. If you’ve experienced nagging issues that may be related to a surgical error, reach out to the attorneys of Cronin, Fried, Sekiya, Kekina & Fairbanks. We are skilled in pursuing medical malpractice claims for clients who have been injured in Hawaii.

What Is A Surgical Error?

A surgical error is a mistake that leads to an injury to a patient while they are in surgery. It is a straightforward explanation of a serious matter. Common surgical errors include:

  • Operating on the wrong part of the body
  • Slipping while performing an operation
  • Leaving tools inside the patient
  • Performing an unnecessary surgery
  • Infecting the patient with a foreign body

These errors may be easily missed but can lead to long-term complications and even death.

Why Do Surgical Errors Happen?

A complicated series of factors often cause surgical errors, but often they have been attributed to:

  • Poor planning
  • Low skill
  • Intoxication
  • Poor communication
  • Surgeon fatigue

You may have to put your trust in your surgeon, but if that leads to injury, you have options.

Put Your Trust In Us

As the largest injury firm in Hawaii, we medical malpractice cases regularly. We know how to fight for you and how to listen. Contact our Honolulu office at 808-600-3514 or send us an email using this contact form.