A Surgical Error Was Made. What’s Next?


Going into surgery can be an anxiety-inducing experience. You want to believe that everything will go right, but sometimes, errors do happen. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), over 4,000 surgical errors occur each year, making these errors more common than you think.

However, it’s important to note that many of these errors are preventable and result from a healthcare professional’s negligence. If a surgical error was made in your procedure, you should follow these tips to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve to recover peacefully.


Once a surgical error has been made, the first course of action that needs to be taken is correcting that error. A correction is truly based on the current state of health the patient is in. If a patient has the time and health to go back into surgery, a correction may happen sooner than later. However, sometimes a patient does not want to proceed with surgery as they don’t trust the doctor that caused their injuries. In most cases, another healthcare professional will step in to correct the surgery, but the patient also has the option to opt-out and go to another facility to be under the care of someone else.

Filing a claim

Although this time is hard, the patient should seek an attorney to go forward with a medical malpractice claim as soon as possible. It’s essential to know that a medical malpractice claim can only work if the patient sustained physical injuries from the doctor’s negligence. An attorney can help the patient file a claim and bring in other medical professionals to explain what went wrong and other medical advice that can aid the patient.

The medical malpractice attorneys here at DiPasquale Moore have the ability to launch a full investigation into your case to see what went wrong and how to help you recover damages that can pay for your:

  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of earnings

DiPasquale Moore Attorneys

Our attorneys will work around the clock to ensure you get the justice that you deserve. A patient should not have to deal with the consequences of someone else’s negligence. If you or a loved one have sustained injuries due to the fault of a medical professional, you should contact our office today to get started on your claim.

Call our office today at (816) 888-7500 or fill out this form on our website for a free consultation.


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