Anyone who has ever had surgery remembers the fear and anxiety he or she felt the day of the surgery. Having a certain amount of stress and worry before surgery is normal. Every surgery comes with a certain amount of risk and danger.
But while people understand the dangers and expect that injury could occur, they do not expect that their hospitals, doctors, nurses or other health care service providers will be negligent in the management of their care.
People expect — and have a right to expect — that doctors and other medical professionals will perform their duties with the highest degree of competence and care. This is especially true in the context of surgery — where the slightest mistake could result in serious injury such as brain injury or death.
While most doctors and staff perform their duties honorably, there are far too many injuries that occur to patients as a result of surgical errors caused by negligence.
We handle a wide range of surgical error claims, including:
- Wrong site surgeries (e.g. surgery on wrong knee or shoulder)
- Failure to advise patient of surgical risks
- Failure to timely treat post-surgical infection
- Laparoscopic surgery errors
- Failure to notice and treat bleeding
- Emergency room errors
- Anesthesia errors
If you have been injured as a result of medical negligence, we have the experience to handle your case with the highest degree of competence and care. Our medical malpractice attorneys have been handling surgical error cases for more than two decades.
Members of our medical malpractice team have previously acted as medical malpractice defense counsel. We believe strongly that our broad experience is an asset to clients involved in complex medical malpractice claims.