Causes of Medical Malpractice

Surgical Errors

There is no scarier or more uncertain time in a person’s life than when he or she has to have an operation. Surgical patients put their health, and even their lives, in the hands of a doctor they trust. Any patient will tell you that there is no such thing as a “routine” surgery. Some surgeries are “open” surgeries and some are done by using a fiberoptic scope with a video camera at the end.

Sometimes patients have an unfortunate outcome through no fault of the surgeon. However, occasionally a preventable surgical error occurs, resulting in life-changing consequences to the patient. A nerve is cut. The bowel is perforated. A suture is misplaced. A surgical sponge or an instrument is left in the patient. The list goes on. One preventable surgical mishap can result in catastrophic loss.

We take each surgery medical malpractice case very seriously. We review each case carefully with our attorney-physician and with other health care providers. We read articles from surgery journals. We do all of this to ensure that our clients receive fair compensation for the losses they have suffered due to a preventable surgical error.