are one of the most common gynecological surgeries performed in the U.S., but
that does not mean they are without risk or always performed error-free. Hysterectomy
malpractice can and does occur.
hysterectomy, all or part of the uterus is removed. It is typically removed to
resolve other health problems such as uterine cancer, endometriosis, or chronic
pelvic pain. The location of the uterus is what increases the risk of
malpractice in a hysterectomy. It is very close to other internal organs, which
can be damaged during the procedure, and the simple fact that it is a surgical
procedure creates risk too.
malpractice cases involving hysterectomy involve damage to other organs or
post-surgical infections. Some of the more common complications due to
- bladder injuries
- ureteral injuries
- perforation of the bowel or small intestine
- mechanical obstruction of the intestines
- vaginal vault granulation, and
- post-operative infections.
hysterectomy-related injuries and infections qualify as medical malpractice. In
order to qualify as a medical malpractice situation, there must have been
negligence on the part of the doctor, clinic, or other medical professionals
involved in the procedure. Examples of situations that would qualify as
- negligent actions that caused or contributing to any of the injuries or complications listed above,
- failure to inform the patient of the risks involved in hysterectomy,
- failure to obtain patient permission to perform a procedure, except in emergency situations,
- improper diagnosis and/or unnecessary surgery.
Proving Hysterectomy Malpractice
experiencing infection, injury, or unexpected outcomes after a hysterectomy does
not mean it is medical malpractice. The best way to determine if you have a
hysterectomy malpractice case is to schedule a consultation with a medical
malpractice attorney at The Beregovich Law Firm. Our medical malpractice
attorney will examine your situation for signs of negligence and then work with
you to gather proof of negligence to advance
Schedule a free case consultation with Andres Beregovich at The Beregovich Law Firm with offices in Orlando and Miami by calling (800) 631-9009 or contacting us online.
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