You prepared for the big day for several weeks. Just a day before the scheduled surgery, you receive a call from your healthcare provider that it has been postponed for at least a couple of weeks. The surgical procedure should help you recover from a serious injury and waiting another two weeks might jeopardize your health. You need to answer the question, “What should I do if my surgery is postponed.”
Having a surgery postponed can put you at risk of suffering worse symptoms. Unless the proposed surgical procedure is considered minor, you should consult with a personal injury attorney who specializes in handling medical malpractice cases. Medical malpractice comes in many forms, from making an incorrect diagnosis to performing the wrong surgical procedure. In some cases, delaying a surgical procedure can be labeled medical malpractice.
According to a recent study released by Johns Hopkins, more than 250,000 patients in the United States die each year because of some type of medical error. Medical malpractice represents the third leading cause of fatalities right behind cancer and heart disease. In addition to the more than 250,000 deaths, medical errors contribute to millions of injuries suffered by patients that are already suffering from a medical condition.
For more than 30 years, the medical malpractice attorneys from Morgan & Morgan have helped clients receive just compensation for the negative impact of medical malpractice. Our team of personal injury lawyers has recovered more than $7 in monetary damages for cases that include errors made by healthcare providers. If you had a surgery postponed and the decision to delay a medical procedure has hurt you, you should schedule a free case evaluation with a medical malpractice lawyer at Morgan & Morgan.