Representing Clients Nationwide
Surgery by nature involves various risks that patients and their families should be aware of before the procedure. In fact, patients are required to sign detailed consent forms acknowledging these risk. Contrary to popular belief, signing a consent to undergo surgery does not absolve the surgeon or hospital of liability should something go wrong.
Surgical mistakes are one type of medical malpractice that often go unidentified because patients and their families are unaware of their rights. The medical malpractice attorneys at Chávez Law Group can help you follow up on a suspicion of medical negligence, and lead you through the process of filing a claim.
Errors during surgery happen every day in hospitals across the country. A bad decision on the part of a surgeon or surgical assistant can cause serious trauma to the body during a surgical procedure, and sometimes leads to death. Mistakes during surgery frequently result in a wide range of serious and life-threatening injuries, including:
Investigating Surgical Malpractice
A comprehensive investigation by a skilled legal team can help you achieve clarity about what really happened in that operating room. In some cases, we are often able to uncover key details that help us build a strong case for medical negligence. In past cases we’ve handled, physicians and surgical assistants were discovered to have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or extremely fatigued or dehydrated. Inexperienced, or incompetent surgical staff can also be held liable for mistakes that caused harm. And finally, miscommunication between staff is another common reason serious injuries occur during surgical procedures.
Surgical errors that may be considered malpractice include:
- Surgery on the wrong body part
- Excessive force during labor and delivery
- Instruments or sponges left inside the body
- Performing the wrong surgery
- Anesthesia errors
- Medication errors
- Organ punctures
- Failing to sterilize instruments
- Failure to administer post-operative care
If you suspect a loved one was harmed by a surgical mistake, put the expertise of a skilled national medical malpractice firm on your side. We can help you file a claim and build a case against negligent and careless medical professionals, and seek compensation on the patient’s behalf to cover excessive medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages. Please contact Chávez Law Group today and let us stand up for the rights of for your family.