Miami Laparoscopic Surgery Malpractice Attorney
A Miami Laparoscopic Surgery Malpractice Lawyer can aid you if you’ve been hurt due to medical malpractice. A laparoscopic surgery is a type of procedure wherein the surgeon uses small cameras to see inside the body during the operation. As such, the doctor may not need to make incisions in the patient’s body in order to see inside and do the surgery. Rather, cameras are used. As a result, laparoscopic procedures are typically less invasive and may not leave the patient with the serious scars that may be left after a standard procedure.
Nevertheless, laparoscopic procedures can be just as dangerous as standard procedures and, in some cases, even worse. There are many reasons for this. One of the reasons is that laparoscopic surgeries are relatively new. As such, many doctors are still learning and not yet comfortable with them, resulting in serious errors.
Older doctors might never have done laparoscopic surgeries in the past. An older doctor doing his first laparoscopic procedure can be a recipe for disaster.
Errors or mistakes during laparoscopic surgeries can be caused in many different ways. For example, although cameras help doctors to see during these procedures, the doctor might not be able to see as well as he or she could with the naked eye. As a result, doctors can unintentionally cause injuries to various body parts. For example, organs can be nicked, punctured or lacerated during laparoscopic surgeries.
All sorts of negative consequences can result when this occurs. For example, if an internal organ or tissue is damaged, bleeding or hemorrhaging may occur. If internal bleeding occurs, then death may even result.
If your loved one tragically passes away as a result of a laparoscopic procedure, then you may be able to pursue a wrongful death case on your loved one’s behalf. In that case, you or another loved one will most likely be appointed as the “personal representative of the estate” (PR). The PR will act as the technical “plaintiff” as the case progresses forward. Your loved one’s survivors (typically family members) will receive any compensation from the case. These people are referred to as the beneficiaries of the estate.
Damage to internal organs may also lead to serious infection. If this infection is bad enough, it can cause “sepsis,” a condition in which the body attacks its own organs – and this can also result in death.
If the damage to the organs is bad enough, those organs may need to be repaired in further surgeries. An unrepairable organ may require a transplant.
Call Mr. Quackenbush at 954-448-7288 to talk about your case at no charge to you if you’ve been hurt during a laparoscopic surgery in Florida (including Palm Beach County, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, and West Palm Beach).Top Tips Given by This Miami Laparoscopic Surgery Malpractice Lawyer
Frequently after a laparoscopic surgery, a doctor will fail to properly monitor a patient. That is, surgeons are supposed to follow-up with their patients after procedures. One of the reasons for this is that, if internal organs were damaged during a procedure, internal bleeding/hemorrhaging or infection could result. The surgeon should follow up with his or her patient to make sure this doesn’t happen.
If a surgeon doesn’t properly follow-up with his or her patient after a procedure and internal bleeding/hemorrhaging or infection develops as a result, then the surgeon will be liable for the consequences.This South Florida Laparoscopic Surgery Negligence Attorney Believes in His Clients’ Cases
Antibiotics are used to treat infections that develop after a surgery. If a doctor doesn’t prescribe antibiotics, doesn’t prescribe the right kind of antibiotics or prescribes the wrong amount of antibiotics, then the doctor will be liable for the results.
In many laparoscopic procedures, a specialist is asked to observe the surgeon doing the procedure. If a specialist isn’t asked to do so and an injury results, the surgeon can be held liable for not calling the specialist (if it can be proven that the specialist would/could have prevented the injury).
The decision to do a laparoscopic procedure is an extremely important one. Some conditions require standard surgeries, and some require laparoscopic surgeries. It is important for your doctor to make the right decision.
Laparoscopic surgeries are typically quicker than standard procedures (where a patient is actually “opened up”). Doctors may get paid as much (or almost as much) for performing laparoscopic surgeries as they do for standard procedures. As such, it may be financially beneficial for surgeons to perform laparoscopic procedures (as opposed to standard procedures).
However, this may not be medically beneficial for the patient. If a doctor decides to perform a laparoscopic procedure for financial reasons (rather than for the patient’s benefit), then the doctor will be responsible for any harm caused during the laparoscopic procedure. If Mr. Quackenbush can prove that the doctor performed the laparoscopic procedure for his own financial benefit, then he will use that fact against the doctor in the trial of your case. Mr. Quackenbush may be able to prove this fact by taking depositions of the medical providers in your case or looking through the medical records.Discuss Your Case With This Miami-Dade County Laparoscopic Surgery Malpractice Law Firm Today
Should you be hurt during a laparoscopic surgery in Miami-Dade County (including including Aventura, Coral Gables, Cutler Bay, Doral, Florida City, Hialeah, Hialeah Gardens, Homestead, Key Biscayne, Miami Beach, Miami Gardens, Miami Lakes, North Miami, North Miami Beach, Opa-Locka, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, South Miami, and Sunny Isles Beach), talk to Mr. Quackenbush for free today. You can call him anytime at 954-448-7288.