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Sweeney Law FirmSurgeries with High Failure RatesCertain types of surgery are more prone to failure than others. Failed surgeries can mean worse pain or symptoms than the patient had prior to surgery, it can mean additional surgery will be necessary, and of course added healing time, lost work time, andSweeney Law FirmSurgical ConsentSurgical consent is defined by giving your physician permission to perform surgery and may not always be in written form. Without this consent given for a surgery it is considered a criminal offense. Informed consent, delves deeper than general consent asSweeney Law FirmSurgical ErrorsSurgery, whether it is minor or major involves many aspects and persons. The possibility of surgical errors increases if surgery is due to an accident (unplanned), is lengthy, or involves more than one surgical team. Surgical teams are made up of many peoSweeney Law FirmSurgical Malpractice  Medical negligence, or surgical malpractice, during a surgical procedure can often result in infection, sepsis, organ damage, immune system issues, and sometimes death. Surgery requires a tremendous level of skill, and even the most minor mistake can prSweeney Law FirmThe Patient Medical RecordA patient’s medical record, also referred to as a health record or medical chart, contains the proper identification of the patient and the documentation of a patient’s medical history with a particular health care provider. Keeping current and accurate mSweeney Law FirmTracheostomyTracheostomy is a surgical hole made in the neck and trachea (also known as the windpipe). Tracheostomy may need to be done in cases of injury where the upper part of the respiratory tract is so damaged that air cannot pass through. It may also be utilizeSweeney Law FirmTrauma Surgery Malpractice  There is a term used by emergency rooms trauma surgeons universally. Trauma surgery recognizes what is known as the “golden hour”. The golden hour is a time period lasting from a few minutes to several hours immediately following a traumatic injury, durSweeney Law FirmTrucking Accidents - Indiana AttorneyAccidents involving large, commercial trucks are among the most serious and most lethal in the United States. Trucking accidents are a specialized area of practice. The Sweeney Law Firm has contacts with accident investigators, trucking safety experts,Sweeney Law FirmTuberculosisTuberculosis (TB) is a very contagious and spreadable disease in enclosed spaces. TB bacteria is spread through the air by persons talking, coughing, sneezing, or laughing. Breathing in TB bacteria can result in the bacteria growing in the lungs (pulmonaaSweeney Law FirmUmbilical Cord CompressionUmbilical cord compression can occur in different ways. The umbilical cord is the lifeline between the mother and the fetus. The fetus receives oxygen and necessary nutrients through the placenta and umbilical cord. The fetus passes carbon dioxide and was