Florida Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Unnecessary Surgical Procedures
While there is no doubt that surgeries save millions of lives each year, there are times when surgical procedures are unnecessary and can even cause more harm than good to the patient. When a doctor performs an unnecessary procedure, the patient may be able to bring a lawsuit for medical malpractice. Figuring out whether a patient has a valid legal claim can be complicated and the determination should be made by a team of experienced Florida medical malpractice lawyers.
At The Florida Law Group, our attorneys handle all types of challenging medical malpractice cases, including claims involving unnecessary surgeries. We are highly skilled professionals who will undertake a full evaluation your case to identify all legal avenues that may be available to you. Our lawyers have years of experience litigating surgical malpractice cases in Florida courts and we will do everything we can to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Common Types of Unnecessary Operations
Unnecessary surgeries are performed more often than most people would like to think. According to a study from USA Today, every year, tens of thousands of patients go under the knife when they don’t need to. While unnecessary surgeries can involve all types of procedures, some of the most common procedures that are performed unnecessarily include:
- Cardiac surgeries, including angioplasty and insertion of stents and pacemakers
- Spinal fusion back surgeries
- Knee replacements and arthroscopic knee surgery
- Hip replacements
- Caesarean sections
Being wheeled into an operating room when you don’t need to be can result in grave harm. Unnecessary surgical procedures put patients at risk for all types of serious medical complications, including damaged organs, infections, reactions to anesthesia, chronic pain, hemorrhages and embolisms.
How Do I Know if I Have a Viable Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
When a surgeon performs a procedure that was unneeded or unnecessary, he or she may be exposed to a medical malpractice lawsuit. To have a viable legal action for damages, the patient must be able establish that the doctor was negligent. For instance, a doctor could be found negligent if he or she makes a misdiagnosis that leads to an unnecessary surgery that causes harm to patient. A doctor may also be found negligent if he or she fails to discuss other non-surgical options that may be more appropriate for the patient’s condition. Other ways that a doctor can be held liable for medical malpractice include situations where the doctor failed to get informed consent from the patient before surgery or an error is made during the surgical procedure.
Harmed by an Unnecessary Surgery? Let Our Florida Medical Malpractice Lawyers Evaluate Your Claim.
If you believe that you or someone you care about has been harmed by an unnecessary surgery, the attorneys at The Florida Law Group can help. Our legal team offers free consultation where we will review your case to determine whether you may have a viable claim for damages against the surgeon, hospital and other medical providers. Unnecessary surgery cases can be extraordinarily complex, so it is important to speak with an experienced team of Florida medical malpractice lawyers as soon as possible. You can reach our law offices today by calling 833-352-5297.