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Who Is Liable for a Wrong-Site Surgery?

Wrong-site surgical procedures are negligent medical errors and shouldn’t happen. Unfortunately, human error leads to chart mix-ups and other grave mistakes that cause surgeons to operate on the wrong body parts. These claims often fall under the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur, which means “the thing speaks for itself.” In practice, this doctrine holds that…

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