As the full scope of the coronavirus pandemic began to come into focus in early March, one of the first things that happened was the cancellation of most elective surgeries at hospitals and surgical centers around the country. However, elective surgeries are gradually returning to the rotation. At the Weitz Firm, our Philadelphia surgical mistake attorney want to use this moment to highlight what elective surgeries are as well as some of the mistakes that occur during these procedures.
In an effort to save personal protective equipment for emergency medical situations during the COVID-19 pandemic, most elective surgeries were halted around the country. However, the surgeries are beginning to resume. Our team wants to point out that just because the surgery is elective does not make it any less dangerous than other surgical procedures. All medical procedures have risks. Here, we want to review some of the most common elective surgeries and some of their dangers.
As with any surgical procedure, patients should be told all risks and benefits associated with surgery. They should give their informed consent for any surgical procedure that takes place.
If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to a medical mistake made during elective surgery, seek legal assistance soon as possible. At the Weitz Firm, our team has vast experience handling these cases, and we are ready to get to work on your behalf. We will investigate the incident in order to secure any compensation you are entitled to, including any medical expenses related to the mistake, lost wages, pain and suffering damages, as well as possible punitive damages against the medical provider. When you need a Philadelphia surgical malpractice attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 267-587-6240 .