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Surgical Errors Archives

COLONOSCOPIST NEGLIGENTLY CAUSES COLON PERFORATION

A colonoscopy is an important procedure for patients suffering from colon problems such as bowel problems, rectal bleeding and as a follow up for colon cancer treatments. Firstly, the doctor will clean the colon and the abdomen of the patient. The patient is required to adjust the diet so that the procedure is successful.

Surgical And Anesthesia Complications

When you visit the hospital, there are times when you will need anesthesia to eliminate pain during a medical procedure such as surgery. Usually, anesthesia is safe, but there are certain cases where complications might result. This can be life threatening to the patient. 

Complications After Breast Augmentations

Most women that have a small chest would kill to have breast augmentation. This is majorly because society’s idea that a big chest in a woman is attractive and flattering. The idea of going for breast augmentation is greeted with such enthusiasm because of the promise of self-confidence and esteem. Without doubt, this surgery has assisted many women who have gone through body image issues. However, there are those whose nightmares begin after going under the knife for the promise of bigger and better breasts.

Complications After Breast Augmentation

Most women that have a small chest would kill to have breast augmentation. This is majorly because society’s idea that a big chest in a woman is attractive and flattering. The idea of going for breast augmentation is greeted with such enthusiasm because of the promise of self-confidence and esteem. Without doubt, this surgery has assisted many women who have gone through body image issues. However, there are those whose nightmares begin after going under the knife for the promise of bigger and better breasts.

No-Show Surgeons Leave Anesthetized Woman In OR

When a patient suffers from an injury or condition that requires surgery, anesthesia is important so that the patient can sleep through the operation. The surgeons are already prepped for surgery and after a successful operation the patient is taken back to the hospital room for recovery. Ideally, this is what should happen. However, there are cases where the patient is anesthetized and on the operating room, but the doctors fail to show up for surgery. This is what happened to one woman. She was scheduled for brain surgery to remove Chiari malformation.

Can I Sue For Negligence Or Malpractice On A Bad Spinal Tap And A Wrong Diagnosis By My Neurologist?

When you have recurring migraines, the doctor can authorize a spinal tap. This is a diagnostic procedure where the doctor collects cerebrospinal fluid to confirm whether the patient has meningitis or is bleeding in the brain. Symptoms of this condition include migraines, vomiting and seizures. Sometimes, this spinal tap can lead to complications especially on poor performance of the procedure. There are times when the patient can receive wrong diagnosis after the spinal tap.

Death During Surgery in NY - Can Family Bring Lawsuit for Pain & Suffering?

Medical malpractice litigation is not as simple as many people tend to assume it is. There are rules and regulations to observe as well as conditions to meet in order of the case to fall in the category of medical malpractice. This is why the medical malpractice attorneys really come in handy. One of the factors to meet is that there must be a physician-patient relationship. So does this mean that the family cannot sue the physician in case the patient dies or is completely incapacitated because of a medical procedure?

Surgical Errors Are a Form of Medical Malpractice

Surgical procedures are serious operations that can lead to further injuries if not handled carefully. The surgery may start out as a minor procedure, such as a gastric bypass, but if mishandled can lead to severe injuries and fatalities.

Protecting Lungs during Abdominal Surgery May Decrease Complications

During abdominal surgery procedures, adjustment of certain ventilator settings, it could result to fewer complications of pulmonary after the surgery. If doctors adjust lung-protective ventilation, a patient has less chances of suffering pulmonary complications following the surgical procedure, according to a new research. French scientists divided two groups from 400 patients where one group received the standard ventilation in their abdominal surgery and the other received lung protection ventilation. The latter technique is applicable for patients admitted to ICU.

Stem Cells from Fat Might Improve Plastic Surgery

Doctors are always looking for ways to make their patients look as natural as possible after going through surgery. According to research published on The Lancet, stem cells from body fat can positively affect plastic surgery results. Some of the procedures that can become better include breast reconstruction, facial deformities and lipofilling.

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