Surgical Injuries as a Result of Medical Malpractice
Healthcare institutions define inexcusable actions by surgeons and professionals as “Never Events.” Never Events are preventable, serious in consequence, and often indicate a problem in the safety of a healthcare facility. Researchers at Johns Hopkins estimate that more than 4,000 Never Events occur in the U.S. each year, often caused by surgeons previously accused of medical malpractice. Surgical injuries such as Never Events occur far too frequently, and The Snyder Law Group, LLC is here to ensure that you and your family receive the justice you deserve.
Medical & Surgical Errors are the Responsibility of the Healthcare Facility
Regardless of the nature of the procedure, medical and surgical errors are the responsibility of the healthcare facility and individuals involved in administering medical care. Whether the medical malpractice occurs during the surgical procedure, or during recovery in the hands of a negligent nurse, you need legal assistance in determining who should be held accountable. The Snyder Law Group, LLC accepts a limited number of cases each year so that our team may devote our full attention and legal skill to your case.
Examples of Surgical Errors Caused by Medical Malpractice
- Operating on the wrong person
- Operating on the wrong area of the body
- Organ damage / surgical site infections
- Anesthesia errors or medication issues
- Failing to react properly to an emergency or complication
- Failure to fully assess a patient’s health, leading to complications
- Leaving behind surgical instruments or other foreign items inside of the patient
Common Surgical Injuries
Surgical errors are caused by a surgeon’s inexperience, impairment, and inattention. Short-term and long-term injuries include organ complications or failure, loss of limb, internal bleeding, muscle damage, and surgical site infection.
A surgeon must fully advise a patient of all associated risks and alternative options prior to the beginning of the procedure. Failure to communicate this necessary information to you or a loved one could also be considered medical malpractice.
Surgical Errors Warrant Appropriate Compensation
If you or a loved one are the victims of a surgical injury, you could be eligible to be compensated for all medical expenses associated with the surgical mishap such as wages lost, pain and suffering, and other expenses. If a loved one has died as a result of a surgical injury, you could be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Don’t Settle For Less Than You Deserve
Hospitals and insurance companies often protect their assets with talented legal teams. If a surgeon or healthcare professional is negligent, the hospital may offer to settle the case. Understand that these companies may offer far less than you deserve. An attorney experienced with medical malpractice law knows how to investigate surgical injury cases and can help you maximize your chance of legal victory. Call 410-THE-FIRM to discuss your case with a lawyer today!