Blog ImageEach year, approximately 15 million patients undergo some form of surgery in the United States. Some procedures are relatively minor, while others are much more serious, with the potential to change the patient’s life forever. While the majority of surgical procedures are successful, the reality is that all surgeries carry some risk. It is estimated that more than 4,000 surgical errors occur each year. Patients who suffer injuries from surgical errors should consult with an Illinois malpractice lawyer to find out what legal recourse they may have.

If you are considering any type of surgery, you should ask several questions in advance so that you can be fully prepared for whatever lies ahead.

Is the Procedure Necessary?

It may seem obvious to ask about the necessity of a procedure, especially if it has been suggested or recommended by your doctor. However, there may be alternatives available. Your