Knowledgeable Outpatient Surgery Lawyers Are on Your Side
Outpatient surgery has become increasingly popular with patients due to the fact that it does not require an overnight stay. However, due to various factors, the risk of malpractice can be much higher with an outpatient surgery doctor than in a traditional hospital.
The Maryland medical malpractice law firm of Schochor, Federico and Staton offers exemplary representation to victims of surgical negligence and other medical errors. Over 30+ years, we have recovered more than $1 billion for our clients and earned numerous accolades. Discuss a possible case of surgical malpractice during a complimentary case review.
How Outpatient Surgery Malpractice Occurs
Outpatient surgery centers are a relatively new concept, allowing patients to receive certain types of surgery without being inconvenienced with an unnecessary hospital stay. This is a particularly attractive option for individuals with busy schedules. Advances in technology and surgical techniques have made it possible to conduct certain procedures on an outpatient basis.
Due to the nature of outpatient surgery, however, certain types of malpractice are more common compared to traditional surgical procedures. Outpatient surgery centers are specialized medical facilities that may not be equipped to deal with emergencies in the same way that hospitals are. In fact, outpatient surgery centers often transport patients to nearby hospitals in the event of a life-threatening emergency.