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How to prepare for surgery in Illinois

Being scheduled for a surgery, no matter it's depth, is scary. Whether you are scheduled for an outpatient procedure or will be in the hospital for days following the surgery, it's important to prepare both mentally and physically. If you go into the surgery unprepared, you won't know what to expect once you wake up in the recovery room. Here are some important preparation tips for your upcoming surgery in Alton, Illinois.

Explaining wrong-site surgery

One of the most feared surgical errors is that of wrong-site surgery. This type of error can occur in one of three ways. Those three ways include performing surgery on the wrong site or side of the patient, performing the wrong type of surgery on the patient and even performing surgery on the incorrect patient. Today, we will take a look at wrong-site surgery so you know what to look for yourself or in family members who might be victims of this surgical error in Alton, Illinois.

Common surgical errors that can lead to injury

Going to the doctor can be scary. You never know what the doctor might find. If your doctor found an issue that needs to be corrected using surgery, your stress levels might go through the roof. Surgery can be very scary, even if it is a quick, simple procedure that can be performed as outpatient. It's not uncommon for surgical errors to occur in even the easiest of procedures.

Surgical errors leave child with brain damage

Even routine medical procedures carry their risks. In fact, surgical errors are fast becoming one of the most common causes of injury and death in Illinois and across the country. One family in another state will likely spend the rest of their lives struggling with the consequences of a medical mistake in the aftercare of their son following a routine procedure.

John J. Hopkins: From Working Iron To
Representing Those Who Work

ALTON —Like any successful trial lawyer, John Hopkins knows the importance of preparation. But he usually doesn’t write out the questions he plans to ask witnesses in depositions or in court.

View Article “I like to react to what the witness is saying—not only what they’re saying, but how they’re saying it,” Hopkins says.

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