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Surgical Malpractice Lawsuit Help

Despite the recent advances in surgical practice and technology, surgical errors still occur. Sadly, the consequences of a surgical error can represent the most severe of medical malpractice patient injuries; and in addition to the harm done to the patient, family members may be overwhelmed by the emotional, physical, and financial costs of caring for an injured loved one.

Surgical Errors and Medical Malpractice

Surgeons, anesthesiologists, operating room nurses, and other medical care providers are required to provide a certain level of care to their patients before, during, and after surgery. When a deviation in the accepted standard of care occurs, and a surgical patient suffers an injury or death, medical malpractice may have occurred. The negligent medical care provider in this instance may be held liable for the resulting injuries.

Common surgical mistakes resulting in medical malpractice include:

  • Surgery, amputation, or removal of the wrong body part or organ; or surgery performed on the wrong side of the body.
  • Wrong-level or wrong-site spine surgery.
  • Surgery performed on the wrong patient.
  • Use of non-sterile surgical instruments resulting in infection.
  • Surgical instruments left inside the body after incisions have been sutured leading to serious complications or infection.
  • Perforation or trauma to a neighboring organ or body part during surgery.
  • Anesthesia and medication errors.
  • Failure to administer a prophylactic antibiotic, blood thinner or other therapy known to decrease certain surgical risks and complications.
  • Use of defective medical and surgical equipment.
  • Failure to respond appropriately to a surgical complication.
  • Failure to properly advise or inform a patient.

Not all surgeries that end badly will make for a valid medical malpractice lawsuit. A medical malpractice lawsuit can only be filed if the surgeon or anyone else involved in the surgical patient’s care acted negligently by deviating from the accepted standard of care. Establishing this requires a careful review of your hospital records, and the supporting opinion of an expert that a deviation from the standard of care has occurred.

Compensation for Surgical Malpractice Injury

As the victim of medical malpractice you may have the right to be compensated for your past and future medical bills, lost wages, loss of future earnings, and pain and suffering. If you have lost a loved one as the result of medical malpractice, you may be entitled to compensation for the loss of companionship, guidance, and economic loss.

Contact The Weinberg Law Firm for a Free Surgical Malpractice Lawsuit Case Evaluation

For more than 30 years, Attorney Eric H. Weinberg has represented the seriously injured, with personal injury recoveries totaling over $800 million on behalf of the firm’s clients. Let us help you take the first steps towards seeking the compensation for your injuries.

If you or a family member has been injured as a result of a surgical error, you can request a free surgical malpractice lawsuit case evaluation by calling our law firm toll free at 1-877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7. You can also contact us online by submitting the easy-to-use free legal case evaluation form found on this page

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