When it comes to medical procedures, surgery is often seen as a last resort—reserved for cases where other treatments have failed or when time is of the essence. Patients trust their surgeons and the medical team to perform these procedures with precision and care. Still, unfortunately, surgical errors can and do occur. Surgical errors can have severe consequences for patients, ranging from extended recovery times to permanent injuries and even death. While not all surgical complications result from malpractice, it’s essential to recognize when a surgical error has occurred and what steps to take if you suspect you are a victim.