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Terrifying Hospital Surgical Errors That Happen More Often Than You Can Believe

July 19, 2022

A news report published on states that there are several common causes of surgical mistakes, including lack of skill, medical device failures, negligence, surgical incompetence, inadequate preparation, and lack of proper medical equipment. One of the most serious issues involves the failure to prepare for handling potential surgical complications. In many surgical malpractice cases, surgeons were found to be fatigued, heavy-handed, reckless, or operating while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. 

These circumstances often result in medical malpractice lawsuits filed against the hospital, surgeon, and other negligent staff. However, no amount of money can undo the life-altering injuries or loss of a loved one.

According to the article, surgical mistakes and "never events" account for more than ten percent of all deaths in the United States. "Never Events" are a form of error that shouldn't happen during medical treatment. Although undergoing surgery is risky, thousands of surgery patients are put at unnecessary risk of death or injury due to negligence and "never events." Every year approximately $1.3 billion is paid out in malpractice compensation. 

If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice, protect your legal rights by speaking with one of our medical malpractice attorneys. No matter where you or your loved one is located in the United States, our firm is ready to answer your questions and discuss your legal options. Call Montlick Injury Attorneys 24/7 for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or use our live chat for your free case review.

The following hospital surgical errors are deemed the scariest and most common by

  • Amputation of the wrong foot, arm, hand, or leg.
  • Blood transfusion using an incorrect, wrong blood type.
  • Surgical instrument left inside the patient's body.
  • Operating on the wrong side of the patient's head.
  • Removing the wrong organ.
  • Fertility clinic uses the wrong sperm.
  • Removing the wrong testicle.
  • The patient is awake during the operation.
  • Unnecessarily removing both breasts. 
  • Misdiagnosis of cancer or other debilitating diseases.

Post-COVID, hospitals are dealing with staff shortages, more stress, and less personal service, which is leading to an increase in errors and omissions (which many of these errors are covered up). 

Legal Help For Surgical Errors & Malpractice

We hope you and your family never suffers harm due to negligent medical care,  but if you or a family member are harmed, call Montlick Injury Attorneys 24/7 for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333).  You can also visit us online at and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or Free 24-hour live chat. 

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