Wrong Site Surgery
Syracuse Attorneys Representing Victims of Medical Malpractice
One of the most shocking examples of medical malpractice is when a surgeon operates on the wrong part of the body. It's something that should never happen, but it can and does happen in hospitals when there is negligence, and the consequences can be devastating. The medical malpractice lawyers at Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC represent patients who have been victims of wrong site surgery.
This type of surgical error occurs when there is a breakdown of communication and protocol. All hospitals must have policies in place to ensure they follow a universal protocol. This is designed to make sure the correct patient and the correct part of the body is being operated on, and that the correct procedure is being performed. Before a single incision is made, policies are designed to check, double-check and triple-check this information.