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Being aware of the risks of surgery can keep you safer

| Jan 19, 2019 | Surgical Errors

If you are preparing to receive surgery in New York, your doctor has probably given you a set of strict instructions to follow as you anticipate your treatment. Following these instructions closely is imperative to your safety as you undergo surgery and go forward with your recovery. At Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP, we have helped victims of surgical errors to work toward getting compensation for their injuries. 

One of the best things you can do once you have been recommended to get surgery is to get a second opinion. Compare the information provided to you by the various health care providers you have seen and make a decision based off of characteristics such as experience, willingness to answer your questions and recommendations for a treatment option that you feel will best suit your needs and lifestyle. 

According to verywellhealth.com, your awareness of common risk factors that could jeopardize your safety during surgery can help you to be better prepared to receive your surgery and be safe throughout the process. Providing such information to your doctor is also a valuable way to prepare him or her to use a method that will take into account your needs and personal risks. Factors that could put you at risk and that you should disclose to your doctor include whether or not your body is able to function with anesthesia, if your heart and lungs are able to handle extra pressure, and if you are considered a high-risk medical patient.

Being forthright about your concerns can help your surgeon to protect you. Equally as important, your education about various risk factors can help you to feel more confident going into your surgery. For more information about medical malpractice, visit our web page. 

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