Injured Due to Surgical Error?
When you entrusted your health and well-being to a surgeon and a hospital that would care for you during and after surgery, you did so rightfully expecting that these health care providers would exercise diligence and follow accepted standards of care. You did not anticipate that you would suffer further injury through a surgery error.
A surgery error malpractice claim is not an attack on the medical profession. Rather, it is a way to uphold the standards that doctors believe in and swear an oath to uphold: a duty of care to keep patients “from harm and injustice.”
Talk to a lawyer if you were injured or if your loved one lost his or her life because of a surgery error such as the following:
- A surgical instrument or sponge was left in the body.
- The wrong body part was operated on.
- The wrong patient was operated on.
- An anesthesiologist administered too much or too little anesthesia, with painful or tragic results.
- A nurse practitioner, a nurse, a doctor or a surgical technician committed a basic error which resulted in excessive pain through nerve damage or additional injury requiring follow-up surgery to correct the mistake.
- A hospital or doctor did not fully inform you of the risks involved in a surgery which resulted in nerve damage, numbness or some other negative outcome.
We’re Ready to Help You
Our lawyers handle medical malpractice cases involving a wide range of surgery errors such as the following:
- Breast surgery
- Gastric bypass surgery
- Spine surgery (back surgery)
- Brain surgery
- Eye surgery
- Lung surgery
- Cosmetic surgery
- and other surgical procedures
Your doctor may dismiss your concerns when you complain of nerve damage, acute pain or symptoms of infection after surgery. Yet you may feel that the surgical outcome is worse than the condition that you went into surgery to treat. Perhaps you are now unable to return to work — and are left permanently disabled.
Your family member may have died in surgery and you found the doctors’ explanation questionable. What legal recourse do you have in such situations? Explore your options in conversation with an experienced medical malpractice attorney.
Contact Us for Help Today
Whether you were injured or your loved one was killed due to an error in inpatient or outpatient surgery, our attorneys welcome the opportunity to listen and advise you. In a medical malpractice case involving a surgical error, you may make a claim against a health care provider: family doctor, nurse, surgeon, clinic or hospital.
Call or e-mail our law office to schedule a free initial consultation. We handle most cases on a contingency fee basis. We don’t charge attorney fees unless we obtain compensation for you.