Surgical Error Attorneys
- Over 40 Years of Experience
- More Than $3 Billion Won for Our Clients
- Thousands of Lives Changed
Surgical errors are a common form of medical malpractice that pose a high risk of danger to patients. An error made during surgery can have catastrophic results that often lead to long-lasting effects or death.
If your or someone you love suffered because of a surgical error, you may be entitled to compensation. The surgical error attorneys at Janet, Janet & Suggs have decades of experience fighting for the rights of those affected by medical malpractice. We have decades of the expert medical and legal experience needed to help with your case.
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Our Dedicated Legal/Medical Division
The Medical/Legal Division of Janet, Janet & Suggs has decades of experience helping individuals and families. Our experts can navigate medical records, recognize errors and help you seek the compensation you deserve.
Why Do Surgical Errors Happen?
Surgery is a complicated process that poses a high risk to the patient, which is why most hospitals ensure that hired surgeons are highly qualified and responsible medical professionals. However, even the best surgeons can make preventable errors that permanently injure or kill their patients.
Surgical errors can happen for any number of reasons. Some of the most common causes of errors are:
- Insufficient preoperative planning
- Improper work process
- Poor communication between hospital staff
- Negligence or incompetence
- Operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Surgeons hold the lives of patients in their hands and are expected to perform surgery with a certain level of care. Losing a loved one or suffering an injury because of the negligence of a medical professional is devastating and requires action to be taken. Contact our attorneys if you were injured or lost a loved one due to an avoidable mistake.
Examples of Surgical Errors
A surgical error is any preventable mistake that occurred during a surgery. While rare, they do occur and can yield terrible consequences. Common surgical errors include:
- Damaging the surrounding tissue, ligaments, muscle or nerves of the operation site
- Leaving surgical instruments inside patients
- Causing infections
- Making an error while applying anesthesia
- Neglecting a patient’s allergies
Verdicts and Settlements
We have obtained multi-million dollar recoveries on behalf of individuals who have suffered from surgical errors. These verdicts and settlements have helped individuals and their families pay for medical bills, compensate them for their pain and suffering, and supplement earnings lost as a result of the injury.
Consequences of a Surgical Error
Any mistake that occurs during surgery is unacceptable and can result in loss of life or permanent disability. The outcomes of surgical errors often result in:
- Brain damage
- Spinal cord damage
- Losing the use of a limb
- Long-lasting infections
- Long-lasting or permanent complications
Medical malpractice is a serious issue that should never be a factor in any procedure or surgery. If you are a victim of a botched surgery, you may be entitled to pursue compensation for any injuries or complications that occurred. The surgical error attorneys at Janet, Janet & Suggs are experienced in holding negligent surgeons and hospitals accountable for their mistakes.
How Our Surgical Error Attorneys Can Help
Unfortunately, errors happen all too often in hospital operations and procedures. A study conducted in 2016 at Johns Hopkins Medicine ranks medical malpractice as the third leading cause of death in the U.S.
Hospitals are routinely brought into the legal spotlight by patients and their families over errors that are made by staff members or unsafe practices. Hospitals have a team of legal and medical professionals ready to defend their interests and oppose any claim that the facility is liable for negligence or malpractice.
By retaining our experienced surgical error attorneys, you will have our dedicated medical/legal staff devoted to building your claim by:
- Conducting an investigation into the surgeon for any past malpractice lawsuits or infractions
- Researching the history of the hospital where the surgical error occurred to determine if there is a history of surgical errors
- Providing our own medical specialists that can testify on your behalf to support your claim
Our surgical error attorneys will fight to prove that your claim is justified and that the surgeon committed a mistake that affected your well-being. Do not hesitate to contact our offices for a free consultation.
Contact Us Before Your Time Runs Out
Each state has a different statute of limitations. In addition to the deadline for filing a case, many states require claimants to complete initial steps within even shorter deadlines, especially if the treatment occurred at a public hospital. If you miss the deadlines in your state, you will lose your opportunity to file a case and recover compensation. If contacted quickly, an attorney can help determine the deadlines and regulations of your state and ensure your case is filed in time.
Our attorneys will provide you with a free consultation to review your claim and determine if you have a case. We will devote the full resources of our legal department to help support your claim and bring those who caused you harm or the loss of a loved one to justice.