What is Surgical Errors Malpractice?
You’ve probably heard horror stories about doctors operating on the wrong limb or leaving things like sponges and gloves in someone’s body. Usually, mistakes of this magnitude are very rare, but when it comes to surgical error, even a small mistake can cause things like deadly infections, anesthesia complications, and permanent nerve damage. Sadly, many of these mistakes are lethal, killing about 12,000 people each year. When this happens, it’s important to find a Florida medical malpractice attorney with experience in cases involving surgical errors.
Recovering Compensation for Surgical Errors
Do I have a surgical errors claim? If there was a mistake made during your surgery, you might have a surgical errors claim. Even small mishaps can have effects that impeded your recovery and increase your medical debt. Surgical errors can result from any of the following:
- Incorrect anesthesia
- Improper surgical instruments
- Improper surgical techniques
- Inadequately trained surgeons
- Inadequate follow up to surgery
- Poor patient monitoring
- Poor pre-planning
- Prolonged surgery
- Wrong site surgery
- Wrong patient surgery
- Unnecessary surgery
- Unsanitary conditions
- Nerve damage
- Internal organ damage
- And more…
Do I need a Florida medical malpractice lawyer? A Florida surgical errors attorney can help you collect the required evidence to prove your medical provider failed to provide “due care” and was the cause of otherwise preventable illness, injury, or death. The Florida medical malpractice lawyers at Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath have experience recognizing surgical errors and successfully litigating these types of medical malpractice cases.
We can help you understand the law surrounding surgical error litigation and help you receive compensation that can cover medical expenses including follow-up surgeries that become necessary as a result of the error, loss of income, pain and suffering, and more.
Contact us today if you believe you are a victim of a surgical error.
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