When someone goes in for routine minor surgery, the last thing they expect is for a major complication to occur, especially if it results in permanent disability or death. Sadly, medical malpractice cases from minor procedures happen from time to time in every state, including Georgia. Accidents caused by medical practice negligence can cause victims or their families thousands of dollars in medical bills or funeral bills, not to mention pain and suffering.
Recently, researchers from Emory University reported the results from a study focusing on the readmission rates of general surgery patients. The study revealed that one in ten general surgery patients were readmitted to the hospital within 30 days following the surgical procedure.