When you go to a doctor for an ailment, you trust their professional judgment and you will most likely undergo any treatment they suggest will make you feel better. You trust that your doctors will follow a treatment plan that is in your best interest. And if your doctor tells you that a surgical procedure is necessary, most patients do not question that recommendation.
Every surgical procedure carries some risk of medical error and surgical complications. However, if you have undergone unnecessary surgery and suffered pain and other damages as a result, you may be entitled to compensation. To find out more about your rights and entitlements, speak to an experienced medical malpractice lawyer. Youman & Caputo can help you get the compensation you deserve for your suffering.
If you are looking for aggressive representation with experience you can trust, then call the Philadelphia unnecessary surgical procedure lawyers at Youman & Caputo at (215) 302-1999 for a free consultation.
The National Institutes of Health defines an unnecessary surgical procedure as “any surgical intervention that is either not needed, not indicated, or not in the patient’s best interest when weighed against other available options, including conservative measures.” An unnecessary surgical procedure can constitute substandard medical care, and if it results in injury, the patient may be entitled to compensation for medical malpractice.
When a patient under the care of a doctor or other medical professional is injured because of substandard care provided by the medical professional, there may be a case of medical malpractice. Accidents happen, and not all medical treatments result in the expected outcomes. Medical professionals are trained to do no harm to their patients, but if their actions fall below the appropriate standard of care expected of them as a professional and they cause injury to their patients, they may be held liable for medical malpractice.
To get compensation for medical malpractice, an injured patient must make a claim and show, to a reasonable degree of medical certainty, that the actions of the doctor fell below good and acceptable medical standards. The doctor’s actions will be judged against what is expected of a doctor with the same level of skill and specialization.
Where the patient claims that an injury resulted unnecessary surgical procedure, the injured patient must prove that it was substandard medical practice to perform the procedure and that the patient was injured as a result of it. Proving that a doctor’s actions deviated from acceptable medical standards requires evidence and testimony from highly qualified physician experts who have knowledge and experience in the same area of medicine.
An experienced medical malpractice lawyer knows the law and has the resources to gather convincing evidence necessary to prove the claim.
If you have been injured by an unnecessary surgical procedure, let Youman & Caputo fight to win the compensation you deserve for your pain. Our commitment to our clients is evident in the number of verdicts and settlements we have secured for them. We will fight get full and fair compensation for your injury. Call us today at (215) 302-1999 for a free consultation and assessment of your case.