Most of us want to live our lives with a sense of personal empowerment. We prefer to make our own decisions whenever possible. However, there are times when we have to trust the decisions of others. When we are in need of surgery, we must allow doctors and other medical professionals to exercise a great deal of control over our care. This makes sense as these people have the training required to help us.
But even if we fully trust our medical caregivers, we do not have to completely surrender all of our personal empowerment. We are always free to ask questions and get clarification regarding any aspect of the surgery. And if we are not certain that we have received a correct diagnosis, we can always seek a second opinion from another doctor.
But what happens if you are in some way harmed during the course of a surgical procedure? A surgical error could cause serious, long-term health issues. You may even find your condition is drastically worse than prior to the operation.
If you are injured due to the negligence of a doctor or other medical professional, you may feel powerless when trying to address the situation. In some cases, it can be difficult to prove your injuries were due to negligence. But proof must be established in order for you to get the compensation you need to begin the process of recovery.
At Harris, Powers & Cunningham, we can work to help you regain a sense empowerment over what may feel like overwhelming circumstances. We have experience in helping clients who are seeking compensation for injuries suffered due to surgical errors. You can read about our services on the surgical errors page of this website.