Surgical techniques have improved dramatically over time with the advances achieved through medical science and research. New machines, new techniques, and new medications have all made the process of performing a successful surgery smoother. However, statistics show that surgical errors still occur all too frequently, resulting in severe emotional, physical, and financial harm to a patient.
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury or death as a result of a surgical error, you may be eligible to recover your losses through a medical malpractice lawsuit. Please contact us today to speak with a qualified and compassionate medical malpractice attorney who can evaluate your case at no-cost and inform you of your legal rights and options.
Common Types of Surgical Errors
There are several types of errors that most commonly occur during a surgery as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of a medical professional. Every year, thousands of people suffer the devastating effects of such surgical mistakes, including:
- Incorrectly placed incisions
- Use of equipment that isn’t sterile, leading to serious infections
- Damage to nearby organs or nerves
- Prolonged surgery
- Wrong site surgery
- Wrong patient surgery
- Leaving an instrument inside a patient
Your Legal Rights
If you or someone you love has suffered serious harm as a result of surgical errors, it is important to know that you do have legal rights. There are laws that protect victims of medical malpractice and allow you to file a claim to hold the doctor, nurse, hospital, or other healthcare professional responsible for your damages. You may be entitled to seek compensation for your losses including medical costs, pain and suffering, lost earning or income capacity, loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
Because of the complexity of most medical malpractice cases, it is essential that you consult with an experienced and proven attorney who can evaluate your case, protect your legal rights and interests, and help you get the compensation you deserve. Please contact Cline Farrell Christie Lee & Bell today for a FREE initial consultation.