No surgery is without risks, but patients have a right to expect that healthcare providers involved in the surgical process act within the accepted standards of care. Sadly, surgical errors are a common form of medical malpractice that often result in long-term health complications or death.
The Karl Truman Law Office are dedicated to helping victims of surgical errors and other forms of medical negligence from the Louisville, Kentucky, and Jeffersonville, Indiana, areas. If you believe you suffered harm or a family member died due to a surgical mistake, please contact us today by calling (502) 222-2222 or 812-282-8500 (toll-free) to arrange your complimentary consultation and learn if we may be able to help you pursue financial compensation for resulting medical expenses and other related damages.
Types of Surgical Errors
Examples of surgical errors that are commonly the focus of medical malpractice cases include:
- Anesthesia errors
- Surgery on the wrong site
- Incorrect surgical procedure
- Foreign objects left in surgical site
- Failure to prevent or treat infection during surgery
- Negligent use or placement of catheters
- Damage to organs, nerves, muscles, etc., adjacent to surgical site
- Failure to detect and respond to complications during surgery
It is important to note that an unsatisfactory surgical outcome does not necessarily establish medical malpractice.
Surgical Errors in Medical Malpractice Cases
To demonstrate negligence in a medical malpractice case, it must be established that the anesthesiologist, surgeon or other healthcare provider either failed to apply or deviated from accepted standards of medical care.
If you believe you or a family member was the victim of a surgical error or other act of medical negligence, it is critical to work with medical malpractice lawyers who have the knowledge and resources to consult with surgeons and other medical experts. Determining whether a medial professional strayed from appropriate standards of care is vital to your medical malpractice claim.
If you suffered injury or a loved one was killed due to a surgical error, please contact the Karl Truman Law Office by filling out our online form or calling us in Louisville at (502) 222-2222 or toll-free at 812-282-8500 today to schedule your free consultation. Our medical malpractice attorneys welcome clients from all of Kentucky and the Jeffersonville, Indiana, area.