Surgical Negligence

Source: The Verdict – Issue 173 / Summer 2022
Author: Andrea Donaldson
Verdict issue 173

This is the second article in our series examining the challenges and pitfalls in different types of medical negligence lawsuits and approaches to overcoming them. In this article Andrea Donaldson unravels some of the complexities inherent in surgical negligence lawsuits. Many factors come into play when there is a bad outcome after surgery. These include a physician’s clinical judgement, the surgical technique used and individual patient considerations. Cases of surgery performed on a wrong body part, or instruments left inside a patient make the news from time to time, but surgical negligence cases are rarely as straight-forward as that.

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