There are serious consequences of surgery being performed on the wrong patient. Imagine waking up from an invasive procedure to learn that what was just done wasn’t necessary. This can cause significant emotional trauma to a patient.
There is also the physical aspect of the surgery, the healing process that could have been avoided. And in some cases, it may even result in causing undue harm to the patient.
Not only is the patient faced with the fact that he or she had an incorrect procedure performed, but what the patient should have been treated for wasn’t done. This delay in medical treatment could be detrimental to a patient's health.
No matter what the cause, wrong patient surgery is preventable. More than likely, this type of medical malpractice will lead to some type of compensation.
Compensation for Wrong Patient Surgery
The types of compensation that may be available for surgery being done on the wrong patient will depend on the circumstances of the case. Any negative impact on your health and losses incurred may be addressed through a claim.
Some of the types of compensation that potentially could be available include pain and suffering, medical costs (including future expenses), lost wages, disfigurement, disability, loss of quality of life, and more.
Contacting a Louisville Medical Malpractice Attorney
When you or someone you love has been the victim of wrong patient surgery, you have the right to pursue legal action. To learn who may be held liable and the types of damages that may be available, you should talk to an attorney.
A medical malpractice attorney at Gray and White understands the serious implications of being the victim of wrong patient surgery. They can help in the gathering of evidence and other aspects of the claims process. Contact us today for a free evaluation of your case – 1-888-450-4456 or 1-502-210-8942.