Surgical mistakes in Ontario happen more often than you might think. Although there are risks involved with any surgical procedure, the doctors, surgical team and hospital must perform the procedure according to accepted standard of care.
Surgical errors and medical malpractice in Ontario can take place before, during, and after the operative procedure. Sometimes, surgery is performed on people that should not have had surgery at all. This includes surgery where it is contraindicated or where there are other health issues that increase the risks and outweigh the benefits of the surgery.
Errors that may occur during surgery can include injury to other body parts, including organs and vessels. There are also instances where anasthesia or nursing erros can lead to serious complications.
Following surgery, the hospital staff, nurses and doctors are required to monitor and recognize signs and symptoms of complications. If post-surgical problems are not timely diagnosed or treated, the consequences can be serious and, sometimes, fatal.
Unfortunately, following a surgical error, the hospital, doctors and their risk management team, may not be forthcoming about the circumstances. It is extremely rare for a doctor or hospital to ever admit a surgical error has taken place. Often, the only way to discover a surgical error or medical malpractice is to consult with a medical malpractice lawyer, who will have your medical records reviewed by legal and medical experts.
If you or a loved one has recently had surgery in Ontario that resulted in serious complication or death, speak with a Toronto medical malpractice lawyer. There are time limits to pursuing a claim for medical malpractice and surgical errors in Ontario.
For a free consultation with a medical malpractice lawyer, contact Iacobelli Law Firm.
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