What are the risks associated with surgical procedures?

Ontario, Canada


The following excerpt is from Girard and Gagnon v. Windsor Regional Hospital, 2014 ONSC 87 (CanLII):

As was aptly stated by Denning L.J., in Roe v. Minister of Health et al, [1954] 2 Q.B. 66, at p. 83, it is easy to be wise after the event and label as negligence something that was only a misadventure. The great benefits created by medical science for society are necessarily accompanied by risks. Every surgical procedure has risks.

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