When most people think of mistakes occurring during surgery, a complicated part of the procedure is typically comes to mind. However, there is another significant cause of surgical injury that is fairly straight forward. These surgical errors involve medical staff sewing up a patient with a sponge or other material still inside them, an issue that occurs with more regularity then many North Carolina citizens may believe.
Fayetteville patients go to their doctors for help. They expect to receive accurate diagnoses and the proper type of treatment for their illnesses, injuries and life-threatening health conditions. Patients don't expect to be harmed by their doctors when they are in need of medical help.
Patients and families in Fayetteville may understand that any type of surgery can be dangerous. However, patients and families also trust that when complications do arise during a surgery, doctors and other medical professionals will acknowledge that a mistake has been made and will do their best to fix any errors. Failing to notice that an organ was mistakenly punctured during an operation or failing to monitor a patient after surgery are forms of medical malpractice that can result in serious or fatal injuries.