Undergoing surgery is a difficult decision, especially when the risks are outlined by the physician when the option is suggested by a medical professional. Individuals who must undergo surgery for any reason have a reasonable expectation of care, and a commitment to their safety. Surgical errors, however, happen regularly and are often the result of negligence — not consequence.
In a lot of cases, individuals are unaware that an error has materialized during their operation, and simply move forward with their lives in discomfort or with doubt as to the actual validity of the surgery itself. Should you, or a love one, believe that something is amiss after a recent surgical procedure, it is certainly worth discussing with one of our accomplished medical malpractice attorneys at Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith.
Our attorney group provides free consultations, and will help provide you and your loved ones with the confidence you need to challenge any possible medical errors in a court of law. If you have suffered additional injury, whether it is physical, emotional or psychological as a result of surgical errors in any capacity, our attorneys want to help you recovery a financial settlement to help you heal fully.
Surgical Errors and Medical Malpractice
Undergoing surgery alone can be cause for concern. With stress, anxiety and the unexpected all playing a role in your arrival at the hospital, you simply must place your trust in the medical community. The truth of surgical errors comes to light in medical malpractice approaches because mistakes are often made due to negligence. These oversights can be caused by poor medical training, over-extended and exhausted surgeons and their staffs or simply from the lack of concentration or protocol.
Common Types of Surgical Errors
- Anesthesia Mistakes
- Foreign Objects and/or Surgical Equipment Left Inside the Body
- Improperly Sterilized Surgical Equipment
- Operating on the Wrong Patient
- Operating on the Wrong Segment of the Body
- Puncturing Organs
Surgical errors can be life altering in their injurious results, leaving patients worse off than when they enter the operating room. In some cases, medical negligence can prove to result in lifelong medical care, and widen the expenses patients already incur with overpriced medical procedures.
These injuries, no matter how they occur, are not only a violation of your patient rights, but emotionally and physically injurious. Our accomplished medical malpractice attorneys provide focused and compassionate guidance that will allow you to face the hospital, medical staff or physicians who caused your injury — no matter how severe.
We will provide you with the confidence you to need to hold the medical community responsible for your injuries, and keep you apprised of the steps necessary to pursue financial recovery from the negligent party.
At Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith, our attorneys recognize the trauma associated with surgical errors and will fight aggressively to get you and your family the maximum financial settlement you deserve as a result of the hardships placed upon you. Compensation may not reverse the damage incurred by the surgical errors, but it can help ease the stress of the additional medical expenses, and your pain and suffering.