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How can you resolve legal disputes arising from surgical errors?

Medical malpractice may be a concern in the back of any patient's mind. When a doctor knowingly or unintentionally causes an injury to a patient, the victim may get compensation for medical negligence.

Studies conducted by researchers at the Mayo Clinic to assess medical negligence patterns show that one of the most critical medical procedures is surgery. They can run from routine, minor surgeries to serious life-saving complicated procedures. But, it has also been found that severe cases of medical negligence also occur during surgery. Most of the surgical errors are technical errors, or an error in judgment-any error that can be directly traced back to the hands of the surgeon or medical practitioner.

Technical faults may also make a hospital or the medical practitioner liable for medical negligence. Technical errors can cause severe pain and disabilities for a victim. When faced with such surgical errors, the victims can consult experienced attorneys like W. Scott Sonntag to help them get compensation for pain and suffering.

Initiatives have been taken by the Maryland authorities to prevent such errors in the medical rooms, including stricter legal vigilance, the encouragement of better teamwork amongst medical practitioners as well as other awareness campaigns.

The Mayo Clinic study also showed that most technical errors contributing to patient injuries are actually conducted by trained surgeons. Many victims are injured during routine medical procedures. Such errors in judgment may fall within the purview of medical negligence. Following a possible medical negligence incident, victims may be entitled to compensation for not only pain and suffering, but loss of work and additional medical costs as well.

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