Maryland Surgical Error Lawyer
Representing Victims of Medical Malpractice
While all forms and manifestations of medical malpractice can pose significant dangers and consequences to patients, errors made during invasive surgeries and operations are among the most alarming. As unfortunate as it may be, preventable surgical errors account for nearly half of all medical malpractice claims filed in the United States, according to the Bureau of Justice Statics. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, these surgical errors also cost millions of dollars each year. Some of the common types of surgical errors for which negligent medical professionals can be held liable include:
- Operating on the wrong organ or body part
- Anesthesia or medication errors during surgery
- Surgical tools or instruments left inside patient
- Failures to properly address or handle complications
- Postoperative infection
- Operating on the wrong patient
- Nerve damage
The problem with litigating surgical error medical malpractice claims is that there is always an inherent margin of risk in any type of serious medical procedure. As such, health care providers and hospitals take great care in mitigating their liability for surgical errors by focusing on these events, or medical misadventures, as “complications.” In our efforts to fight for local victims and families, our personal injury lawyers stop at nothing to determine the extent of negligence involved in your case and to highlight these surgical errors as preventable. If it can be found that a medical professional acted negligently, carelessly or clearly against the accepted standards of care, injured patients have a strong chance of obtaining compensation for their damages.
Compassionate Firm Has a Tradition of Service
Our firm’s lawyers have been committed to providing the highest quality and most attentive legal representation possible. Having served the residents of Maryland for more than 50 years, we know that these unforeseen and unfortunate circumstances are some of the most difficult experiences life has to offer. As such, we go above and beyond in our efforts to serve and support the families we represent and to prepare their cases and fight until a favorable resolution is reached. If you or a loved one has been a victim of any type of surgical error, reach out to compassionate attorneys who have the proven skills to help.