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You can get help after you suffer from a surgical error

Avoiding surgical errors is something everyone wants. No medical provider wants to make mistakes that injure a patient. No patient wants to deal with the aftermath of a serious mistake made during surgery. It's a good idea for both people to work together to find a way to avoid surgical errors.

What happens when you suffer from unnecessary surgery?

As a patient, you want to know that the medical care you receive is accurate and necessary. If you found out that you had an operation you didn't need just because a provider thought it would help, you'd be furious. It's a necessity that medical providers know their fields well and the different treatment options open to you.

Hospitals and doctors: Apologizing matters and saves money

Should a doctor apologize if he or she makes a mistake that injures you or a loved one? Some believe that hospitals should speak up immediately and take steps to make it right. For example, one man who faced a botched surgery that left him a quadriplegic received an apology and an undisclosed payment in compensation. The case never went to court. In another case, a woman wasn't given any answers and dedicated her time to finding out what went wrong.

What are some potentially dangerous complications of surgery?

Medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in America. There are dozens of things that can go wrong. Here are just a few that you should look out for after you go through a surgery. If you're impacted by these events, it's important to speak up and look into your legal options. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

Here's how you can make sure your doctor really hears you out

No patient wants to feel like his or her needs aren't being met or that his or her concerns are being dismissed too quickly. A health care provider should take the time to really listen to what you have to say. Your concerns have merit, and you have the right to the best medical treatment.

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