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Surgical Malpractice: Surgeon Removes Wrong Patient’s Prostate Gland

Surgical malpractice can occur when a surgeon makes a medical mistake or acts negligently.

Surgical malpractice can result in catastrophic injuries or even death.

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Surgical Malpractice in USA Today

According to USA Today, a jury awarded $12.25 million to a patient whose prostate gland was removed after a pathologist mixed up slides of his non-cancerous tissue with those of a patient who had prostate cancer. Beyond this, during the operation to remove the prostate, some of the patient’s nerves were damaged leaving him impotent and incontinent. The patient and his wife testified that they had an active love life until his mistaken surgery. The patient’s wife said, “It’s changed our world forever.”

How We Can Help

If you or a loved one has experienced surgical malpractice, our attorneys may be able to help you seek justice through medical malpractice litigation, to hold the surgical professional accountable and ensure future incidences are prevented. Our attorneys have decades of trial experience pursuing medical malpractice claims allowing us to take an informed and nuanced approach to every case. We understand how difficult it is to experience a catastrophic injury or lose a loved one due to a medical mistake, and while pursuing compensation may be the furthest thing from your mind, it is important to act quickly in these situations because there is often a statue of limitations (a time within which you must file a claim), and it may be as short as 2 years from the date of the negligence or death, with few exceptions.

Reach out to our attorneys at (703) 291-6650 for more information or for a free consultation to discuss your options after experiencing surgical malpractice.

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