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Surgical malpractice is a scary topic. Images of unsanitary instruments spreading infection, patients waking up from anesthesia too early, or a careless surgeon causing nerve damage may come to mind. Unnecessary surgical malpractice is another type of surgical error that can have devastating results for victims.
Unnecessary major surgeries and other invasive procedures not only lead to enormous financial waste—they can also exact steep costs in health and quality of life.
There are many potential consequences related to unnecessary surgical procedures:
On top of physical, mental, and emotional damages, economic costs could include enormous medical bills and lost wages from days or even months of missed work.
Unnecessary surgical procedures also lead to a profound loss of trust. Patients depend on doctors to look out for them and their best interests, and an unnecessary surgical procedure violates that trust.
Some patients have discovered they underwent unnecessary surgery because they received secondary opinions. Other patients experienced some sort of complication, prompting them to look more closely into the circumstances surrounding their surgery.
Proving that a surgery was, in fact, unnecessary can be complicated, so we recommend seeking legal counsel.
An experienced medical malpractice attorney can examine your case and help you determine if you should proceed with a lawsuit. Your legal team will take many factors into account—medical records, expert witness testimony, and other types of evidence—to establish whether your surgical procedure was performed unnecessarily.
If you believe that you or a loved one have been subjected to an unnecessary surgical procedure, contact the attorneys of Wilson Kehoe Winingham. The Indianapolis medical malpractice lawyers at WKW can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
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