Electrocautery or Bovie Burns

Electrocautery is a surgical technique which uses high frequency current to remove unwanted tissue, cauterize a blood vessel or make an incision. Electrocautery was invented by Dr. Bovie and so his name is often used interchangeably with this technique. There are many benefits to electrocautery but, if proper precautions are not followed, serious burns or fires can result. Bovie burns and fires can be caused with:

  • Alcohol-based preps
  • Oxygen tenting around the head and neck
  • Tracheostomy tubes
  • Dry sponges
  • Methylmethacrylate which vaporizes acetylene
  • Activation of an unattended Bovie on drapes
  • An improperly secured Bovie pad
Burn injuries are some of the most painful and often require significant and painful treatment.  In addition, scars from burns are often disfiguring and permanent.  If you or a loved one has emerged from surgery with a burn, it may have been caused by the negligence of one or more members of the surgical team or by negligence of the equipment manufacturer. One of our experienced medical malpractice attorneys at The Law Offices of John Day, P.C. can investigate your case and advise you of your rights. The Tennessee Legislature has made significant changes to the State's medical malpractice law, and you need an attorney who not only understands the changes but can navigate them successfully.

Best Lawyers has recognized John Day on two separate occasions as the Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year for Nashville.  John has testified in front of the Tennessee Legislature on medical malpractice law, and he is board-certified in Medical Malpractice by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. And, to ensure that all medical questions and issues are fully addressed, we have a nurse on staff full-time.

Medical malpractice cases take a considerable amount of time to investigate properly to determine if you have a case.  For example, it typically can take up to eight weeks just to obtain your medical records from the medical providers.  So, if you think you have a case, do not delay, contact our office today to talk to one of our award-winning lawyers about your case.  We offer a free initial consultation and we handle all medical malpractice cases on a contingency basis so we only get paid if we recover money for you and your family.   In addition, while medical malpractice cases can be extremely expensive to pursue, our office advances all costs associated with the case, and we only recoup those costs if we win.  So, you are never out of pocket to pursue your legal rights.  Our office takes the risk so that you do not have to worry about those costs in addition to worrying about recovering from your injuries.

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