Laparoscopies: Your Safety Matters as a Patient

by | Jul 28, 2016 | Firm News, Medical Malpractice, Surgical Errors |

When you go into surgery, you want to know that you’re going to come
out without more damage done to your body. In most cases, you will be
fine, but there are times when mistakes are made or negligence can be
a concern.

As a patient, you sometimes have the option of the type of surgery you
want. You might choose, for instance, a laparoscopy for removing an ovarian
cyst, or you could have a full abdominal surgery if it’s too large
to reach that way. You might opt for a laparoscopy due to the recovery
time, but there is more you need to know.

While a laparoscopic surgery is lauded as one of the safest surgical procedures
due to small incisions and a faster recovery time, it does not come without
risks. Surgeons performing these surgeries need to be prepared for the
worst; complications tend to be serious in laparoscopic surgeries, and
they need to be treated carefully.

For patients, many will file lawsuits claiming there was a lack of training,
and that might be the case if a surgeon makes a very basis error when
performing the surgery. For instance, failing to stitch the patient correctly
or choosing to close a wound that has not been sanitized correctly could
both be novice mistakes.

Your medical provider should be able to recognize complications following
surgery as soon as the signs appear. If you’re struggling to recover
from anesthesia, have a high fever or have failing vital signs, your surgeon
should be attending to your needs. Infection, pain and other issues should
also be treated as and when needed.

Our website has more information on what to do if you’ve been a victim
of malpractice. You deserve to have your voice heard and your health taken
care of by professionals who care about you.


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