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Detailing cases of retained surgical instruments

Most in Seattle likely understand that surgical procedures are often complex, and thus may be more willing to give surgeons the benefit of the doubt when the more difficult aspects of a procedure go wrong. Yet at the same time, there is an expectation that the seemingly routine elements (such as ensuring that all surgical items and instruments are removed from a patient before an incision is closed) will not be overlooked. As difficult as it may be to believe, however, retained surgical instruments continues to be a problem plaguing the medical industry.  

Recognizing surgical site infections

Countless Seattle residents seek surgical treatment from the area's hospitals and medical centers every year. Sadly, some of them (or members of their families) end up coming to see us here at Miracle Pruzan and Pruzan after having acquired serious infections from their surgeries. Such complications can easily produce life-altering consequences or even death. Often, it may be impossible to avoid suffering impairments from a surgical site infection that you acquire. However, identifying it early may help to mitigate its effects.

Understanding never events in surgery

Washington residents are fortunate to have abundant health care facilities engaged in research and innovative treatments at their disposal. However, people should always remain aware that not every treatment, surgery or trip to the doctor will end well. Sadly, medical mistakes can and do happen all too often. When it comes time for a person to be on the operating table, understanding the types of mistakes that may happen is important.

FDA issues warning about unsafe, ineffective vein procedure

Medical errors can occur during even the most routine surgical procedures, ones that are safely performed thousands of other times. There are other situations, however, when the procedure itself is dangerous, unproven and not worth the risk.

When a loved one has been harmed, you need answers

If your loved one suffers an unexpected complication during a medical procedure, you will almost certainly end up with more questions than answers. The explanations that you get might be over your head, and they will likely be incomplete.