With surgery comes risk. The risks associated with surgery increase or decrease depending on the type of procedure being performed and the health of the patient. In Canada, doctors are required to inform their patients of the risks associated with any surgical procedure and obtain a signed consent form before surgery. A surgical error can occur before, during or after any procedure.
Surgical error often occurs for the following reasons:
- Failure to properly plan or prepare for surgery
- Failure to monitor a patient during and after surgery
- Physician fatigue
- Performing surgery while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Lack of communication
At Law Fifty One, we care about your well-being and ensure you or your loved one receive the best representation possible during these difficult times. We will work closely with doctors, treatment providers, and therapists to ensure you or your loved one receive the best treatment possible while looking after your claim. Our mission is to ensure you or your loved one can concentrate on recovering without having to deal with the daily stress of a medical malpractice claim. At Law Fifty One we are here to help you every step of the way.