When a person undergoes unnecessary surgery, it can have a wide range of negative consequences. Most prominently, unnecessary surgery places a patient at risk of suffering surgical errors and other medical complications that he or she should have never been exposed to in the first place. Furthermore, unnecessary surgery can lead to permanent health consequences, such as those resulting from wrongful amputation, and costly medical bills.
Surgeons and other medical professionals are entrusted with an enormous amount of responsibility in caring for patients, and as such, when they allow serious mistakes such as unnecessary surgery to occur, they need to be held accountable for their errors both to compensate injury victims and to help protect future patients. If you have undergone unnecessary surgery in Connecticut, our team at the Law Offices of Paul Levin understands the potential devastation that this may have had for you and your family, and we want to help you pursue justice and compensation.
Common Types of Unnecessary Surgery
While almost any surgical procedure can theoretically be performed when not warranted by the patient's condition, a few types of surgery stand out for being performed unnecessarily more frequently than others. These include:
- Lower back surgery
These and other common surgical procedures, when performed unnecessarily, can have devastating consequences for a patient and need to be treated seriously. Not only do these procedures frequently warrant legal action, unfortunately, they also often necessitate additional medical attention, making the need for compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit all the more necessary.
Speak with an Unnecessary Surgery Attorney
When surgeons or other medical professionals make medical mistakes resulting in an unnecessary surgery, it is essential that they be held responsible for their actions. If you have undergone unnecessary surgery, contact a legal professional at the Law Offices of Paul Levin today by calling 860.322.5302 to speak with an attorney about your case and learn more about your rights and options in this situation.