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California man asserts he was injured during surgery

Victims harmed during surgery have legal protections available to them. A California man recently filed a lawsuit alleging he was injured during surgery. The victim asserts in his lawsuit that, during surgery, his esophagus was perforated. The victim brought his lawsuit against the Veterans' Affairs hospital, a doctor and others asserting medical negligence. In the lawsuit, the victim asserts that the surgery was unprofessionally performed and that the injury he suffered was not discovered for two weeks. The victim is seeking general damages, medical expenses and other damages in his lawsuit.

Medical malpractice claims can be challenging and the injuries may sometimes be difficult for the victim to discover. They are available, however, to victims injured by the negligence of a doctor, hospital or other medical professional. Because they can be technical in nature, it is important to understand the options available and how they may apply to the situation the victim may find themselves in. In addition, there can be special requirements associated with bringing a legal claim against any part of the government so it is helpful to have trained guidance throughout the process.

The damages victims and their families may be able to recover as a result of the trauma they have suffered can be important for the recovery process. Victims may be able to recover compensation for the physical, financial and emotional damages they have suffered including medical costs and pain and suffering damages, among other types of damages, associated with the harm they have suffered as a result of medical malpractice.

The ability to bring a medical malpractice claim for damages provides important protections for victims and their families injured by medical negligence. Familiarity with the legal options available to them can be an important step in the recovery process for victims and families.

Source: Northern California Record, "Patient alleges esophagus was injured during surgery at veterans hospital," Wadi Reformado, Dec. 29, 2017

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