Holding Surgeons And Hospitals Accountable For Surgery Errors
All surgeries have an element of risk, but we rely on surgeons and the rest of the medical team to practice with an acceptable standard of care. If they fail to do so, patients may suffer catastrophic injuries or wrongful death.
At Shelly Law Offices, LLC, we work diligently to obtain compensation for victims of surgical errors in Pennsylvania. Our experienced medical malpractice attorney understands the complexities of these cases. She and our legal team work together to hold negligent surgeons and medical providers responsible for the injuries they cause.
Seeking Compensation For Surgery Malpractice
Surgical errors may happen before, during or after the procedure. Any member of the surgical team may commit an error or negligence. Some of the most common causes of surgical patient injury and wrongful death include:
- Retained sponges or surgical equipment
- Failure to diagnose infections after surgery
- Failure to diagnose blood clots
- Unnecessary surgery
- Wrong site or wrong side surgery
- Negligent postoperative care/failure to monitor patients after surgery
- Anesthesia errors
The Aftermath Of Surgery Errors
A surgical malpractice lawsuit requires evidence of lasting harm. We have the knowledge and access to experts to establish the causal connection of surgical mistakes to patient injuries:
- Brain damage from oxygen deficiency
- Nerve injuries or paralysis
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Other temporary or permanent disability
- Wrongful death
We work with medical experts, life-care planners and economists to determine the extent of the injury and long-term financial consequences for patients and their families. Your family may need compensation for medical bills, long-term care, monthly bills, lost wages or funeral expenses, depending on the details of your case.