Surgical Errors and Complications Lawsuit Claims Lawyer
Every surgery comes with risks, regardless of how minor or common the surgery. However, experienced and careful physicians and surgeons take every precaution to ensure the safety of their patients. When surgical errors occur that cause unnecessary complications or injuries, the physician, surgeon or medical professional can be held liable and accountable for their mistakes. Keith D. Leshine Attorney at Law, LLC is a surgical error and complication lawsuit claim lawyer that you can trust to handle your medical malpractice case in Georgia.
Types of Dangerous Surgical Errors
A study performed at John Hopkins University in 2016 suggests that an estimated 250,000 people die from medical errors each year. Some of these occur in the operating room due to surgical errors and resulting complications. Surgical errors can be devastating to the patient who has put their life and body in the hands of their surgeon. Some of the surgical errors and complications that can result in injury or death include:
- Anesthesia errors – dosage, negligence in monitoring patient
- Wrong site errors – surgery on the wrong body area
- Wrong procedure – performing an incorrect procedure
- Wrong patient – performing surgery on the wrong patient
- Foreign objects left inside patient
- Nerve damage or other injuries caused by incorrect surgical techniques
- Infection caused by negligence
While there are risks with surgery that patients must agree to before their procedures, surgeons and medical staff are still accountable if they make mistakes. While these legal cases are very complex, surgical error lawsuits can benefit the victim and their family by providing financial compensation that may be needed for medical costs and income loss. In addition, medical malpractice claims help hold negligent medical professionals accountable to prevent further injuries to other patients.
If you have lost a loved one due to a surgical error or you were injured by mistakes made in the hospital, contact us at Keith D. Leshine Attorney at Law, LLC in Duluth, GA, to schedule a consultation. We can review your surgical error claim and advise you on your legal options to pursue compensation.