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When Surgeons Operate On The Wrong Part Of The Body

Imagine waking up from surgery. Everything went great. Your surgeon did a terrific job. Except they did a terrific job on the wrong side of your body. Unfortunately, this nightmare scenario is not unheard of. Through error, neglect, carelessness or administrative error, surgeons have been known to operate on the wrong arm or leg, or even the wrong side of the brain. In some extreme cases, people have woken up with the wrong limb amputated.

If this has happened to you or a loved one, it’s time to talk to a lawyer. At Shelly Law Offices, LLC, our attorneys are here to protect your rights and help you seek the maximum compensation possible to help you move forward from this serious medical lapse that could affect you for the rest of your life.

“Never Events”

These are the things that people fear when they go under the knife. The doctor not only fails to perform the intended procedure but also operates on the wrong side of the body or the wrong body part, causing damage to a healthy organ or limb. Sometimes, the error is discovered before it’s too late, but often, the damage is done and is irreversible.

These “never events” should be prevented by simple protocols such as verifying with the patient before the procedure, marking the correct area in ink, cross-checks by the surgical team and so on. We investigate to determine what went wrong in order to hold doctors and hospitals accountable for these unforgivable errors.

You Have Rights. Call Us Today.

If you or a loved one has been the unlucky subject of a botched surgery, it’s important to call a lawyer right away to gather the important information needed to file a case. Once we identify exactly what happened, we can pursue compensation from the negligent party(ies) to help pay for medical bills, lost wages and other expenses related to the surgery you didn’t need.

Schedule your free initial consultation at our Doylestown office today by calling 267-454-6594 local or 866-214-3323 toll-free or by sending us an email.