Was Your Venous Ablation Surgery Really Necessary?

Venous ablation, or endovenous ablation, is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure that is most commonly used to treat varicose veins or spider veins to reduce associated pain and swelling, leg fatigue, Restless Leg Syndrome, irritation, or even leg ulcers. The procedure uses radiofrequency or lasers to cauterize and close varicose veins. This prevents blood from flowing into that vein and pooling, causing problems such as bulging veins, swelling and pain, and preventing more severe problems from occurring, such as blood clots. 

For some patients, venous ablation restores their quality of life, eliminating pain, allowing them to become more active, and reducing their risk of blood clots. For others, the treatment amounts to nothing more than a cosmetic procedure, which may be precisely why they chose to have it done. Problems arise when patients are told that they need to have venous ablation done for medical reasons when there really is no medical need to do so or when mistakes are made during the procedure. When either of these situations occurs, it is natural to suspect medical negligence.

Risks of Venous Ablation

Although venous ablation is considered low-risk, no surgical procedure is 100% risk-free. The most common risks associated with the procedure are:

  • Infection, bruising or bleeding at the point of skin penetration.
  • Damage to the blood vessel due to the catheter.
  • Post-op bruising and tenderness.
  • Nerve damage due to the thermal treatment.
  • Vein swelling (thrombophlebitis).
  • Blood clots.

When Does Venous Ablation Indicate Possible Medical Malpractice?

Just because a treatment didn’t go as expected or you weren’t happy with the results doesn’t mean medical malpractice or negligence occurred. Varicose veins are tricky to treat. They don’t usually cause any long-term damage if left alone, and since we have veins all over our body, it’s possible for new ones to pop up even after venous ablation treatment. We most often see medical malpractice in regards to venous ablation when:

  • Blood vessels have been damaged during the procedure.
  • Patients are talked into medically unnecessary ablation procedures.
  • Nearby nerves were damaged in the procedure.
  • Lingering pain, scarring, or a need for follow-up ablation.
  • Missed diagnosis or inaccurate diagnosis.

In order for a surgeon to be charged with medical malpractice, his or her actions must be compared to their peers. Medical malpractice attorneys ask the question, “What would any other vascular surgeon have done in this situation?” If the surgeon in question acted in accordance with established best practices and/or the patient did not suffer any actual harm (i.e., the patient was just displeased with their results), chances are there isn’t a good case for medical malpractice. 

However, if the surgeon made questionable decisions or recommendations or acted in a way that was not generally accepted as best practices and the patient suffered actual harm, medical malpractice and/or negligence may be at play. 

Suspect Venous Ablation Medical Malpractice? Call The Beregovich Law Firm

The best way to determine if you have a venous ablation medical malpractice case is to consult a qualified medical malpractice attorney for a thorough case review. If you are questioning whether you really needed a venous ablation procedure, are experiencing complications post-procedure, or have not obtained the relief you were told to expect, it’s time to contact The Beregovich Law Firm for a free case consultation. We will review your situation, examine your medical records, and the surgeon’s reasons for suggesting the procedure as well as the care received before, during, and after the procedure to look for evidence of malpractice. 
Schedule your free consultation at our offices in Orlando or Miami, Florida, so you can receive an objective review of your case before taking action. Call (800) 631-9009 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.

Venous Stents and Medical Malpractice

Venous stenting has emerged as a popular treatment for narrow or blocked veins and arteries or conditions like May-Thurner Syndrome. During this procedure, a vascular surgeon places a tiny metal stent in the troubled vein, which then expands to hold the vein open to allow adequate blood flow. This type of endovascular surgery is being used more and more frequently in place of open surgery since the side effects and recovery are usually minor in comparison to open surgery. 

However, like most medical procedures, venous stenting doesn’t come without risk. There is a chance of problems occurring before, during, or after the surgery.

Conditions That Benefit From Venous Stenting

In many cases, a patient is referred to a vascular surgeon if they have been experiencing blood flow problems in their legs and extremities. Venous stents can be used in the legs, chest, or abdomen to treat conditions that inhibit blood flow or those that cause chronic blood clots. Examples include: Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Post-Thrombotic Syndrome, May-Thurner Syndrome, Nutcracker syndrome, and Hemodialysis/Arteriovenous fistulae.

Situations That Could Lead to Venous Stenting Medical Malpractice

Problems with a venous stenting procedure can arise well before the date of surgery. Some of the most common situations that lead to medical malpractice cases involve:

  • Diagnostic errors. This occurs when a patient is told they need venous stenting but don’t or if they are told they can undergo an endovascular procedure but really should have had an open procedure.
  • Surgery complications. These are more common with open surgery than endovascular procedures, but patients should always be on the lookout for post-surgical complications.
  • Negligence during surgery. Examples include negligence during surgery, including improper placement or inadequate surgical preparation or recovery care. Surgeons may also be found negligent if they place the wrong size stent during the procedure; stents that are too small may not improve the condition at all, while stents that are too large may put excess pressure on the vein and cause lasting damage.

Medical negligence in these types of surgeries is incredibly severe and can be life-threatening, given the fact that surgery is being done on the vascular system. Patients who have undergone unnecessary stent procedures face ongoing medical costs and, depending on their age at the time of the surgery, may have to have the stent replaced at some point in the future. Others suffer from chronic leg pain, stent migration, or altered sensation in their legs or extremities.

In any one of these situations, a medical malpractice attorney must measure the care received against an established standard of care to determine how the care received was lacking. Once this investigation has been conducted, it will become clear whether a medical malpractice or medical negligence case exists and how to proceed.

Do You Have a Venous Stent Injury or Suspect Medical Malpractice? The Beregovich Law Firm Can Help

Florida medical malpractice attorney, Andres Beregovich, has a long history of fighting for patient rights. If you are suffering lingering pain or dysfunction after a venous stent surgery or suspect your surgery was unnecessary, contact The Beregovich Law Firm

We offer free consultations at our offices in Orlando and Miami so you can receive an objective review of your case before taking action. Call (800) 631-9009 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.

Surgical Errors and Medical Malpractice

We are all familiar with the horror stories of medical malpractice in Florida. Oftentimes, those newsworthy cases focus on surgeries that disfigure the patient or ruin their quality of life, but the truth is it is the smaller, less flashy surgical errors that are most common – and they can be equally as devastating to patient lives. 

What is a Surgical Error?

A surgical error is any preventable mistake that occurs during a surgical procedure; this can include surgical preparation and post-procedure clean-up and recovery. Errors are more common than you may think and even if they are not life-threatening, they can be grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Examples of common surgical errors include:

  • Performing incorrect procedures. It is hard to believe, but we do occasionally hear stories of patients who had the wrong kidney removed or who underwent a procedure they were not scheduled to receive. This kind of gross negligence can be life-threatening and is grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit.
  • Performing unnecessary surgery. Some surgeons use scare tactics to encourage unnecessary surgeries. This is very common in cancer cases, where patients will often agree to a surgery, even if they have a benign or low-risk tumor.
  • Operating on the wrong patient. Unbelievable, but it does happen that surgeons operate on the wrong person! This is most likely to occur when the surgeon has never met the patient prior to surgery and does not know the patient’s history. Even though the procedure is explained and patients are asked to consent to the surgery that day, many don’t fully understand the procedure and consent under the assumption that the surgeon knows what he/she is talking about. 
  • Causing damage to other organs, nerves, or tissues during the surgical procedure.
  • Anesthesia errors, such as administering too much or too little anesthesia. 
  • Using improperly sterilized instruments. Non-sterile instruments can cause deadly bacterial infections or transmit viruses.
  • Leaving medical equipment and foreign objects inside the patient. This happens more than you may think – to as many as 6,000 patients each year. Sponges and gauze are the most commonly left object, though instruments have been known to show up inside patients too. 
  • Providing inadequate post-operative care, such as failure to recognize and treat surgical complications.

Surgical Errors Are Covered Under Florida’s Medical Malpractice Laws

Patients who have suffered an injury due to a surgical error are eligible to pursue legal recourse under Florida’s medical malpractice laws. The law allows victims to seek compensation from the surgeon or hospital’s liability insurance provider and/or file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Lawsuits must be filed within 2 years from the discovery of the injury or 4 years from the date that the malpractice occurred. Victims can sue for economic damages as well as pain and suffering or loss of function. 

One fact that often stops patients from filing a medical malpractice claim in Florida is that the state does not require physicians, including surgeons, to carry medical malpractice insurance. However, that has never stopped The Beregovich Law Firm from pursuing a claim. We believe that victims deserve to have their story told and those dangerous surgeons are held accountable for their actions. 

If you have been injured during a surgical procedure, contact The Beregovich Law Firm for a free consultation. We will listen to you, even if you have been turned away by other attorneys.

Call (800) 631-9009 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation at either our Orlando or Miami office.

5 of the Most Common Childcare Injuries and When to Worry

As parents, we are willing to accept the fact that at some point, our kids will get hurt or injured. Skinned knees and elbows, bruises, and twisted ankles are par for the course of childhood. When injuries happen at a friend’s house or at home, we are more inclined to shrug them off than when they occur in a childcare setting. However, not all injuries that happen at daycare are necessarily suspicious. In some cases, it really is a matter of “kids being kids.”

5 Normal Childcare Injuries

Just as not every childhood injury requires a visit to the doctor, not every injured sustained at daycare is a sign of something sinister. Normal childhood injuries do occur in childcare and daycare settings. Some of the most common include:

  1. Scrapes and Bruises. Minor injuries like scrapes and bruises are usually nothing to worry about. Kids just aren’t as careful or coordinated as adults which can lead to minor injuries from tumbles and rough play. 
  1. Bite Marks. Some kids are biters and, unfortunately, daycare providers can’t always prevent a bite from happening. Small, child-sized bite marks that occur only once or twice is not usually a cause for concern. 
  1. Sprains and Twisted Ankles. It’s easy for excited children to trip over their own two feet and twist an ankle or knee or sprain an elbow or wrist while trying to manipulate a toy.
  1. Hitting and Fighting. Children are still learning to control their emotions and find non-physical ways to resolve differences. Fights happen and hitting occurs; sometimes without the daycare provider’s knowledge. 
  1. Broken Bones. Although alarming, broken bones, particularly in active children, are not always a cause for concern. Tripping when running or falling off a playset could cause a bone to break. Pay attention to how the daycare handles the injury. An ambulance should be called right away as should you.  

When An Injury is Cause for Alarm

Parents never want to brush off an injury if there is a chance their child is being neglected or abused, but it can be a challenge to differentiate between “normal” childhood injuries and signs of abuse. In general, repeated patterns of injury are cause for alarm as are changes in your child’s emotional state regarding daycare. Signs that your child is suffering abuse or neglect at daycare include:

  • Repeated injuries that have no explanation.
  • Bruising in shapes or patterns or covering a large area.
  • Bite marks that are too large to be from a child.
  • Excessive fear or reluctance of the child to go to daycare or see a certain provider/worker.
  • Coming home extremely hungry or thirsty; losing weight.
  • Providers who are evasive about the injury, refuse to discuss it, or never tell you about it.

Before an injury ever happens, talk to your child about their days so they become used to sharing information with you. If they routinely talk to you about their day not only will you gain a better understanding of how the center is run, you’ll also be able to recognize unusual situations when they happen. Listen to your child’s side of the story and always talk to the daycare provider if your child comes home with an injury so you can ascertain what happened.

You know your child best. Some kids are always showing up with new cuts and bruises; others rarely so. If your child begins to exhibit an abnormal amount or type of injury or starts to come home with more serious injuries, it may be time for a closer look.

If you can’t get a straight answer or suspect abuse at a childcare center, contact The Beregovich Law Firm for advice. We offer free case consultations so you can share your worries and concerns with a Florida daycare injury attorney and get a straight answer as to whether the situation seems suspicious or not. 

Call (800) 631-9009 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation at our Orlando or Miami office today.

Due Diligence Is A Must For Cosmetic Surgery Procedures In Florida

Florida has developed a reputation as the place to go for affordable cosmetic procedures. The state even has a strong medical tourism economy to show for it and Miami is at the heart of it all. But that reputation has come at an enormous cost. Time and time again we hear horror stories of patients dying on the operating table or hobbled with life-long pain, scarring, or additional injuries after a surgical procedure. Many of these botched procedures can be traced to “Miami mills”; cosmetic surgery locations that employ unqualified surgeons to perform substantially more procedures in one day than is professionally acceptable and that perform the procedures in nothing more than a strip mall location.

The Beregovich Law Firm has represented patients and their families in medical malpractice lawsuits against these shady operations, but even when we win a case, it’s heartbreaking. The patient will never live as they once did and families that have lost a loved one will never recover from the loss. 

Avoid These Red Flags When Researching Cosmetic Surgery Clinics

We have seen too many awful outcomes on patients who undergo cut-rate cosmetic procedures all because they didn’t take the time to do proper research on the procedure, the clinic, or the surgeon. To help you minimize your risk, we’ve compiled a list of red flags that should act as a warning sign that the clinic or surgeon you are considering may not be completely above board and safe:

  • The physician is not board-certified. The safest cosmetic surgeons have additional training, experience, and board-certification in specific procedures. Florida does not require surgeons to have special training in the procedures they offer which means any doctor can offer any cosmetic procedure they want, even without having training in it. Always check your physician’s status through independent organizations like the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) to see if they are trained in what they claim. ABCS even has a helpful checklist to help you select a cosmetic surgeon.
  • The doctor doesn’t meet with you in person ahead of time. It is a huge red flag when a surgeon does not meet with the patient in person ahead of time to examine you and discuss the procedure. Yes, telemedicine is on the rise, particularly during the COVID-19 outbreak, but there is a difference between meeting with a patient via a private tele-session and talking about the procedure via social media (Yes, I have seen cases where these “pre-op” meetings took place over Instagram!)
  • Ads, Ads, Everywhere. It’s one thing to advertise your services, but clinics that overrun social media platforms with flashy paid ads should always raise a red flag. If the ad reads more like a “can’t live without this” marketing sales pitch and not a medical service, think twice before making your appointment or at the very least do some independent research and fact check the clinic somewhere other than social media. 
  • Be Wary Of The Too Good To Be True Claims. Always remember, if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. You’ll no doubt be intrigued by exceptional pricing and easy “in and out” promises. This is how they hook unsuspecting people, but it usually means they are skimping on something somewhere – be it the surgeon’s general skill level or expertise, the quality of care, or clinic capabilities. 

The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery is full of information and resources that can be used to help you choose a cosmetic surgeon and stay safe. I encourage anyone who is considering a cosmetic procedure to visit the site for tips and advice.
If you have been injured due to a botched cosmetic procedure, contact The Beregovich Law Firm for help. You may be able to claim medical negligence and receive compensation for your injuries and losses. Call our main number at (800) 631-9009 or contact us online to schedule a free case consultation at our Miami or Orlando office.

Robotic-Assisted Hysterectomies Are On The Rise, But Are They Safe?

There is a general belief that robotic-assisted medical procedures are safer than other surgical options. Part of this belief stems from the fact that robotic devices can target much smaller areas and treat conditions with more precision than a surgeon who uses handheld tools. Hysterectomies are one example of surgical procedures that are seeing a rise in robotic-assisted procedures for this reason. A robotic-assisted hysterectomy is less invasive than traditional approaches and may result in fewer complications and quicker healing than laparoscopic or open surgeries. 

The keyword in that sentence is “may”. There is no question that robotic-assisted procedures are helpful and have advanced our surgical capabilities, but the devices still need to be controlled by a qualified surgeon. When unqualified or inexperienced urogynecological surgeons use robotics mistakes can happen and injuries or even death can occur. 

Anyone who is considering a hysterectomy needs to consider all of their surgical options and ask the hard question of how much experience the surgeon has with both the surgical procedure and the technique being considered. Do not blindly assume that just because a procedure is robotics-assisted, it is completely safe and without risk.

Robotic-Assisted Procedures Require Specialty Expertise

While urogynecological surgeons have a deep understanding of hysterectomies that does not necessarily mean they are well-versed in how to perform a hysterectomy via robotics. Traditional hysterectomies involve the removal of the uterus through the vagina or open abdominal surgery. The surgeon can see into the body directly and uses hand-held tools for removal. 

A robotic-assisted hysterectomy is slightly different. These procedures are less invasive than open surgery with the uterus being removed through small incisions in the abdomen. Unlike laparoscopic surgery where the surgeon is using magnification and specialty tools to operate, there is no contact between the surgeon and the patient. During a robotic-assisted procedure, the surgeon is in the room with the patient, but he or she is not looking at the patient during the procedure. Instead, they are performing the procedure while looking at a console and manipulating controls that then tell the robotic device what action to perform. There is literally a robotic device between the patient and the doctor which eliminates the hands-on benefits of other types of surgery. 

Questions to Ask Before a Robotic-Assisted Hysterectomy

Surgeons must be experienced and comfortable using robotics to perform hysterectomies for optimal outcomes. Always do your research before agreeing to a procedure and a surgeon. At a minimum you’ll want to ask your doctor and/or surgeon:

  • What are my treatment options other than surgery?
  • If surgery is required which procedure do you recommend and why?
  • What is your experience level with this specific procedure?
  • What kind of outcomes do you typically achieve?
  • What can I expect as far as recovery time?

If You Have Been Injured By A Medical Procedure, Contact The Beregovich Law Firm

Injuries happen during and as a result of medical procedures more often than we’d like to admit. If you have been injured during or because of a hysterectomy procedure, contact The Beregovich Law Firm for a free case consultation. We work with women and their families to uncover instances of medical malpractice and ensure their rights are protected.  

We offer free consultations at our offices in Orlando and Miami so you can receive an objective review of the case before taking action. Call (800) 631-9009 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.

When The Urogynecology Treatment Is Worse Than The Condition

Urogynecology is a specialty area of gynecology concerned with the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions affecting the muscles and tissues of the female pelvic floor, including the bladder and pelvis. Some of the most common conditions urogynecologist treats are pelvic floor disorders and pelvic prolapse, bladder problems, and urinary incontinence.  

Urogynecologists treat these conditions through a combination of medications, surgery, and physical therapy and most patients go on to experience relief. Some patients, however, don’t have this experience and fall victim to the cure being worse than the original problem. When this happens, there is always the potential for a medical malpractice case.

Is It Urogynecology Malpractice?

When a woman has had a recommended urogynecologic treatment and healed, but still experiences pain or problems with function, it’s natural to wonder what happened. The first thing to do is discuss your concerns with your primary care physician or gynecologist as well as the urogynecologist who performed the corrective procedure. It’s possible you developed an infection or had a problem with healing that can be easily corrected. 

If an examination uncovers evidence that the procedure was completed incorrectly or ineffectively, or if your concerns are disregarded, it might be time to consult a medical malpractice attorney. A medical malpractice attorney will take an objective look at the facts of the situation, recommend a third-party examination by an independent physician, and try to determine if a malpractice case exists.

It can be difficult to determine if you have a medical malpractice case on your own because just because you are still experiencing pain or problems does not mean the physician is responsible. In order to be liable for the situation, the physician or caregiver must have been negligent in performing their duties somehow. Determining if negligence was a factor in the outcome is what medical malpractice attorneys do. 

Contact The Beregovich Law Firm If You Suspect Urogynecology Malpractice
Andres Beregovich investigates Florida medical malpractice cases and represents victims who need an advocate. He has become an ardent defender of patient rights and does not give up if there is evidence of malpractice. If you are experiencing ill effects after an urogynecologic treatment or procedure and wonder if the physician’s actions played a role in your condition and recovery, contact The Beregovich Law Firm for free case consultation with our medical malpractice attorney, Andres Beregovich. Call (800) 631-9009 or contact us online, we have locations in both Orlando and Miami.

What Kind Of Compensation Is Possible In Urogynecologic Medical Malpractice Lawsuits?

Sometimes we meet with clients who are reluctant to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit. There are many reasons for this. Some don’t feel like their situation warrants a lawsuit. Others just want to feel better and don’t want to go through the challenges involved in filing a lawsuit. Still, others just want the physician to recognize and admit to the harm he or she inflicted. 

There is a lot of confusion surrounding medical malpractice lawsuits. Not the least of which, “What kind of awards or compensation can I even get?”, may cause a victim to believe that the monetary award won’t be worth the stress and strain of a lawsuit, especially if the damage or injury isn’t life-changing. 

Compensation Awards In Urogynecology Cases

There are many factors and variables that influence the amount of compensation that is awarded in an urogynecology medical malpractice case. To begin with, your medical malpractice attorney must prove that the urogynecologist failed to perform their duty to the expected standards of the industry and in relation to their peers. Depending on the injury, the lawsuit can be filed against the physician, nurses, and technicians who assisted, and/or the clinic or hospital in which the procedure was performed. Lawsuits are won when the victim can prove that the responsible party acted negligently or recklessly and that those actions had a direct impact on the patient outcome.

Examples include: 

  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
  • Failure to act in a timely manner
  • Performing unnecessary surgery
  • Organ perforation
  • Product performance and liability

In an urogynecology medical malpractice case, patients may be entitled to financial compensation for their injury and for the burdens associated with the injury. Compensation may be awarded for:

  • Medical Expenses. It is possible to obtain compensation to cover the cost of current and future medical expenses related to the injury and the care, treatment, or correction of it. 
  • Lost Wages. If you are forced to take time off of work as a result of the injury, you can apply for compensation to cover your lost wages. You may even be entitled to compensation if you lose your job as a result of the injury.
  • Pain and Suffering. It is possible to obtain compensation for the emotional damage, anguish, and pain you experienced as a result of the injury.
  • Wrongful Death. In rare cases, women have died after an urogynecologic procedure. In that event, her family would be eligible to file a wrongful death claim. 
  • Punitive Damages. In situations where the acts of the provider were particularly negligent, additional damages, called punitive damages, may be awarded.

Explore Your Legal Options With Help From The Beregovich Law Firm

Andres Beregovich is a fierce advocate for victim’s rights and will be happy to help you explore all of your legal options if you suspect urogynecology malpractice. Contact The Beregovich Law Firm to arrange a free case consultation, with office locations in Orlando and Miami.  

Schedule your free consultation by calling (800) 631-9009 or contacting us online.

Urogynecology Medical Malpractice Help From The Beregovich Law Firm

Urogynecologists are physicians who specialize in the treatment and care of the female pelvic organs, tissues, and muscles, including the treatment of common pelvic floor disorders such as an overactive bladder, stress urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, and pelvic floor prolapse. Treatment options vary, depending on the condition and its severity, and may include surgical solutions as well as non-surgical treatments. It is estimated that as many as 1 in 3 women will experience at least one of these conditions in their lifetime.

Surgical treatments may include the use of vaginal mesh or reconstructive surgery to support pelvic organs. Although these treatments are intended to help women, sometimes they do the opposite and cause additional harm.

Urogynecology Medical Malpractice Cases Often Involve Other Organs and Systems

Areas in which we see the most instances of urogynecology medical malpractice or medical negligence involve the use of transvaginal mesh and hysterectomies, but these procedures in and of themselves aren’t always the problem that leads to a medical malpractice lawsuit. More often than not, it is damage to other organs or infections that occur due to the procedure that first tip-off patients that something is wrong and eventually form the basis of a medical malpractice or negligence case.

Issues such as infection, pain, bleeding, and a worsening or recurrence of symptoms may be the first sign that all is not right. When something like this happens, women should speak with their doctor, and possibly another doctor to get a second opinion, and also with a medical malpractice attorney. The doctors can examine the symptoms and treat the problem while the medical malpractice attorney can examine the evidence and determine if there are grounds for a malpractice or negligence case.

Medical Malpractice Cases Protect Future Patients

Filing a medical malpractice lawsuit isn’t vindictive. Some women are wary of proceeding with a lawsuit because they believe the situation was entirely accidental, but that isn’t always the case. Filing a lawsuit helps the victim recoup medical costs, lost wages, and other damages due to their injury, but it also shines a spotlight on medical procedures and devices to ascertain their safety. This can help prevent similar types of injuries from occurring in the future, and it can get unsafe physicians out of the surgical ward.

We have already seen evidence of how malpractice cases can impact procedures in transvaginal mesh cases, with some products being pulled from the market because of the number of complaints from patients. If no one ever complained, the devices would never have been investigated, and thousands of more women could be suffering today.

Even if you aren’t sure you have an urogynecology medical malpractice case, it never hurts to have your situation examined by an impartial legal advisor. The Beregovich Law Firm is that advisor. We help women throughout Florida take a deep look at their urogynecological complaints to make sure they were treated appropriately and safely.

If you have had a urogynecological procedure done and suffered further injury or distress because of it, contact The Beregovich Law Firm with offices in Orlando and Miami to arrange a free consultation. Call (800) 631-9009 or contact us online to share your story.

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Types of Hysterectomy Malpractice

Hysterectomies 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.

During a 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.

Hysterectomy Complications

Most medical malpractice cases involving hysterectomy involve damage to other organs or post-surgical infections. Some of the more common complications due to hysterectomy are:

  • bladder injuries
  • ureteral injuries
  • perforation of the bowel or small intestine
  • mechanical obstruction of the intestines
  • vaginal vault granulation, and
  • post-operative infections.

Malpractice Liability

Not all 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 malpractice include:

  • 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

Simply 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 your case.

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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