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Cleveland Wrong Site Surgery Attorneys

At Anderson Law Offices in Ohio, we understand the frustration and sense of betrayal that many victims of wrong site surgeries feel. When undergoing a surgery, you are placing your health and well-being in the hands of the surgeon and operating room staff. A mistake such as operating on the wrong part of the body is simply inexcusable. When such shocking errors occur, however, our Cleveland wrong site surgery lawyers are here to fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.

How Does Surgery on the Wrong Site Happen?

Significant surgical errors such as wrong site surgeries can occur for many different reasons. Sometimes a surgeon has inadequate information about his or her patient and performs the surgery on the wrong body part. Sometimes a surgical site is incorrectly marked and the surgery is performed on the wrong side of the body. And sometimes communication goes awry and the surgeon actually operates on the wrong person.

Tips for Avoiding Wrong Site Surgery

According to the Joint Commission, which provides accreditation to hospitals nationwide, patients can take a few simple precautions before their surgeries to minimize the risk of a surgeon operating on the wrong site. The Joint Commission says:

  • A health care professional will mark the spot on your body to be operated on. Make sure
    he or she marks only the correct part and nowhere else. This helps avoid mistakes.
  • Marking usually happens when you are awake. Sometimes you cannot be awake for the marking. If this happens, a family member or friend or another health care worker can
    watch the marking. They can make sure that your correct body part is marked.
  • Ask your surgeon if he or she will take a "timeout" just before your surgery. This is done to make sure he or she is doing the right surgery on the right body part on the right person.

Learn More From Our Ohio Surgical Error Lawyers

For more information about your legal rights and options after a wrong site surgery and serious patient injury in Ohio or anywhere in the U.S., call Anderson Law Offices today at 216-589-0256 or 888-589-0256, or contact us online. We offer a free initial consultation and after-hours appointments by request. In addition, we charge no attorneys fees unless we recover financial compensation for you.

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