For most types of major surgery, you're supposed to be unconscious, so you feel nothing. However, the Mayo Clinic says that about one out of every 500 people to have surgery done may wake up during it.
When going in for surgery, one of the options you may have is to go to a teaching hospital. This is just what is sounds like: A hospital that has an agreement or connection with a nearby university, so students who are working to become professionals can get hands-on train. So, what are the pros and cons of the situation?
We've all seen photos of cosmetic plastic surgery gone horribly wrong. There's even an entire television show on the E! network devoted to botched plastic surgery. However, there are worse things that can happen than having your breasts come out uneven (traumatic as that can be).
In a 5 to 2 ruling, the New Jersey Supreme Court determined that an underwriter doesn't have to pay out on a malpractice insurance policy that was cancelled because the physician who was insured lied on his application. The decision has provoked controversy over what this means for New Jersey residents who are the victims of medical malpractice if their doctor's policy doesn't cover them.
If you have never heard the term "never events" you are not alone. However, if you believe you have suffered from a surgical error, this is a term with which you should become familiar.
Undergoing any kind of surgical procedure can be frightening, especially when you consider how many surgical errors occur in New Jersey and the rest of the nation. Sadly, many people become victims of surgical errors in the United States each year, often caused by negligent or reckless behavior by the medical staff. All types of surgical errors can affect patients, but some are more common than others are. Here are some of the most common surgical mistakes that occur across the country.
Medical malpractice acts and omissions cover a broad gamut of possibilities in New Jersey hospitals and other medical facilities across the country.
The use of high-tech medical devices in surgeries performed in New Jersey hospitals and other medical facilities nationally “is exploding,” notes a recent media article that is most specifically centered on robot-assisted surgery.
When your doctor in New Jersey, or anywhere in the country, recommends surgery, you not only trust their opinion, but you trust their expertise in performing the surgery. No one expects to go into surgery to have an organ repaired and to come out with other debilitating impairments. Surgical errors are never insignificant to the patient. If you have experienced medical malpractice, you want to be compensated for your pain and suffering, as well as any future treatments and disabilities. It's only fair that you are able to get the care you need going forward.
A St. Louis man suffering from medical errors committed by a VA Medical Center was recently awarded $8.3 million by a federal judge. A father of three, the plaintiff is now paralyzed and mostly non-communicative. The award was split between the plaintiff ($6.8 million) and his primary caregiver wife ($1.5 million). In New Jersey or anywhere else, with a medical malpractice attorney, a plaintiff can recover damages from surgical errors committed by a medical provider who should know better.