Suturing Errors

In order to close an open wound on a patient's body, the act of suturing may be employed. If this is not done correctly, patients may acquire an infection to the wound from environmental bacteria or viruses, which could potentially lead to further injury.

Doctors, nurses, and other medical practitioners have a professional responsibility to “do no harm” and provide a reasonable standard of care to all patients. This includes performing correct suturing techniques and making sure the job is done well. When this is not done, medical malpractice may have occurred. If you or someone you love has acquired an infection from improper sutures or sustained further injury, call the Phoenix medical malpractice lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. at 800-763-0964 today.

Malpractice Complications

The following complications may arise from malpractice relating to sutures:

  • Sutures that tear
  • Sutures placed too far apart or too close together
  • Excessive scarring
  • Bleeding under the suture
  • Necrotic skin tissue
  • Infection

Not only can improper suturing cause cosmetic damages, it can also lead to injuries relating to infection. If not treated promptly, these infections can lead to more serious consequences. You should not have to bear the financial, emotional or physical burden of a medical professional’s mistakes alone. If a medical professional is to blame, you may be entitled to financial compensation to help recover from these damages.

Contact Us

For more information about sutures and medical malpractice, contact the Phoenix personal injury attorney of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. at 800-763-0964 today.

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