Risks of a Hysterectomy Operation

Though a hysterectomy operation is not considered extremely dangerous, it is not without its risks.  In Virginia, our medical malpractice attorneys have seen many women suffering lifelong complications after a hysterectomy.  Many of these complications could have been avoided and too many are caused by surgeon error.  Some of the risks associated with hysterectomy surgery include:

  • Fever
  • Bladder infection
  • Wound infection
  • Blood loss during surgery
  • Blood clots
  • Adhesions
  • Postoperative hemorrhage
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Injury to the urinary tract
  • Death

Doctor Error Increases Your Risk

Any of the above surgical risks are more likely to occur when your surgeon makes a medical mistake or error.  For example, a doctor may accidentally nick or cut your bladder or bowels during the operation.  They may leave excess tissue or a medical instrument behind, causing a dangerous infection.  Another common medical error made during a hysterectomy is improper closer of wounds. This can cause excessive bleeding and hemorrhage.  Medical error is one of the leading causes of death in the United States.  Despite the use of new technology, both computer and human error are still to blame for too many medical injuries and deaths. 

Have You Been Affected By a Medical Mistake?

Clearly, you are not alone.  In our practice we have seen hundreds of people impacted by a medical mistake.  From a botched hysterectomy to medication mistakes, medical errors are an ever increasing problem in Virginia and nationwide. 

If you have lost a loved one or you have been injured due to a medical mistake, do not hesitate- Contact an experienced, compassionate attorney at Tavss Fletcher today for your free consultation.  Allow us to handle your medical malpractice lawsuit while you focus on healing, both emotionally and physically.  Let our attorneys lift your burden.  Call today.  1.757.625.1214