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Toll Free: 866-517-4037

Were any mistakes made during your operation?

Going in for surgery can be a daunting experience. No matter how simple the procedure may be, the thought of placing yourself completely into the hands of others can be worrisome. Fortunately for most patients in Maryland, medical professionals tend to be well-trained and good at their jobs. However, it only takes the slightest mistake for devastating consequences to arise and the effects may not always be immediately apparent.

For example, if an instrument or other piece of equipment was left inside you during an operation, you may initially go home feeling better. However, after a couple of days, the foreign body may cause damage or infection inside you that can be extremely harmful to your health. This also means you may need to go through the trauma of another operation to remove the object.

Even a seemingly minor error such as recording incorrect details about a procedure can be a big issue, as it can affect a patient's aftercare. As such, if a medical malpractice case goes to trial, a doctor can be charged even for errors that did not necessarily harm the patient. As this article on medical errors points out, one doctor was confronted with federal charges after using an incorrect AMA code as one did not exist for the procedure he carried out.

Doctors should be aware of the risk of errors at all times and take precautions to ensure that everything is done correctly during any procedure, for the sake of themselves as well as the patient. Equally, as a patient, if you suspect that something was amiss during your surgery, you may want to investigate further. An attorney may be able to help you determine whether you have a case and assist you in the process of making a medical malpractice claim.

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Michael H. Bereston, Inc.
138 Main Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 2990
Annapolis, MD 21401

Maryland: 410-793-4554
Toll Free: 866-517-4037
Baltimore/Annapolis: 410-269-5011
DC: 202-628-2226
Fax: 410-269-5022

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