Surgical Errors and Complications Lawsuit Claims Lawyer
Almost every surgery has risks, but those risks should not include preventable errors. Unfortunately, thousands of people are injured every year due to surgical mistakes that are completely preventable. Many “complications” that occur in surgery are caused by errors made by the surgeon or his team. When these errors cause injury or death to the patient, the medical professional or facility may be liable and can be sued in a medical malpractice lawsuit.
There are many factors involved in preparing for and performing surgery. While there are always risks, many of these risks and possible complications can be mitigated by the surgical team following their protocols for the surgery. The common surgical errors that occur and cause harm are often mistakes that should never be made. In fact, they are called “never events,” referring to the fact that they should never happen. Some of these include:
- Surgery on the wrong patient
- Surgery on the wrong body part
- Leaving foreign objects inside patients (sponges or instruments)
- Performing the wrong procedure
Other errors like poor sanitization that can cause hospital-acquired infections or poor monitoring of the patient’s vital signs during surgery can also cause injury and death. These are not routine risks of surgery. Most surgical errors can be prevented, and the responsible party should be held accountable for their actions.
Complexity of Surgical Error Medical Malpractice Claims
Most medical malpractice lawsuits are complex and require the assistance of medical experts to build a winning case. Surgical error and complications lawsuits can be some of the most difficult, as most hospitals and surgical facilities do not proactively admit their mistakes. It can require extensive research and investigative work to prove a surgical error occurred and that it was responsible for causing harm to the patient. However, our team at Ligori & Sanders Attorneys at Law has the resources needed to build a successful case for our clients, even in complicated surgical error claims.
If you believe a surgical error caused the death of a loved one or you were injured by preventable surgical complications, contact Ligori & Sanders Attorneys at Law today. Come in for a free consultation to discuss your case. If we handle your lawsuit, we will work diligently to obtain the highest compensation possible in your case.