Certain 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, and much greater expense. There are different reasons why a surgery may fail to relieve a problem or condition. These reasons are:
Surgeries that have high failure rates:
Some precautionary measures that one can take to help eliminate the possibility of failed
- Always exhaust all less invasive options before opting for surgery
- Seek out surgeons that are the most experienced in their field and at the particular treatment to be done. Don’t be afraid to ask them about their success rates for the surgery in question.
- Follow the medical instructions and treatment plans that are outlined. Do not vary from them.
- Being the first to own a new electrical gadget might be important to some. In the field of medicine and surgery, being among the first recipients of a particular new procedure might be a horrible idea. For “new” procedures and parts, if one has the luxury of waiting a few years to see how these medical breakthroughs hold up- this could potentially save a lot of pain and expense. Make sure there are studies accurately representing how well recipients of particular parts and procedures are doing a few years after the procedure. Many of today’s medical miracles are seen as a disaster only a few months later. Don’t be a volunteer/victim for untested and unproven procedures
If you or a loved one experienced a worsening of a condition or death due to a failed surgery, or surgical part, you may be eligible for damages. Call the experts at the Sweeney Law Firm and let us review the facts. You may have a medical malpractice case. If we take your case, there is no fee for representation. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we don’t get paid unless there is a settlement or a recovery of funds made on your behalf.