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Medical Malpractices for Organ Damage During Surgery

During surgical procedures, there are various causes of internal organ damage.

No surgery is above risk; patients are vulnerable to the likelihood of sustaining various complications, not only during, but following certain procedures.

It can transform the quality of living for a patient, or cause conditions which pose a threat to the survival of an individual, when particular complications result in damage to internal organs.

Surgeries can open a number of pathogens for a patient through an infected wound, and even surgeries of a laparoscopic nature for possible infection to the body.

It is necessary for surgeons to follow protocols that will diminish any likelihood of a formation of an infection, and enable them to treat and detect any occurrence of an infection.

These measures include making sure that equipment for surgery is sterile, and the prescription of antibiotics for patients at risk of suffering from infection, or developing one.

The Responsibility of Surgeons for Organ Damage

Physicians have helped patients who sustained injuries due to an operation by surgeons on the body in the wrong area, or when incisions were made in the wrong places. Naturally, this can lead to internal organ damage while neglecting to address the initial issue.

Errors in surgery can result in perforation of an organ, whether by a slip inadvertently of a hand, or a tissue tear by an instrument during surgery. Perforation of an organ can cause loss of fluids, infection, and loss of blood through transport by the organ that is affected.


All factors in the surgery such as weight, age, medications that are current, and various risks need to be considered in the determination of an anesthetic amount of offered to a patient.


It is also crucial that the individual offering the medication properly administers it, and monitors the vitals of a patient to identify whether there are indications of distress.

The majority of surgical errors are noticed and rectified quickly, which can result in complications that are minor, and can overcome easily.

However, any neglect to notice a mistake can have harmful consequences, and the patient may sustain vast pain, internal bleeding, organ failure, or infections.


Several errors in surgery are compounded when the physician doesn’t rectify in the proper manner the damage. Continually, this can cause exacerbate the dilemma, and place a patient at risk.

There are objects which can remain inside different patients for an extended time prior to results of complications, while others rupture, perforate, or puncture organs subsequent to the conclusion of a procedure.

The surgeon has a responsibility to determine whether the use of surgical equipment is defective, and be knowledgeable of instruments which may have a tendency to malfunction.

Patients have made reports of hazardous effects after acquiring a host of devices or implants, which can range from prosthetics to mesh products.

When these devices are the result of internal organ damage due to malfunction or decay, the patient has the ability to seek compensation.

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