We are intensely vulnerable when we undergo surgery. We are literally placing our lives in the hands of a surgical team, trusting in their education, experience, skill and vigilance. You have a right to expect that trust won't be betrayed.
Sadly, every year tens of thousands of Americans die as a result of avoidable medical errors, many of them in surgery. Our Georgia medical negligence attorneys are equipped to help if you were hurt as the result of a surgical error or if you lost a loved one to a surgical mistake.
You want to move quickly with these cases. Don't hesitate to contact us and arrange a free consultation.
If you live in Columbus, Decatur, or anywhere in the Atlanta, Georgia area, and you want to speak to our medical negligence attorneys, please call Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC today at 404-760-7400 for a free consultation.
Examples of Surgical Errors
Surgery is a complicated, sensitive endeavor. It requires the utmost skill and attention, and there's a lot that can go wrong. For that reason, the law recognizes that a surgeon can do everything right and still witness a tragic outcome. These outcomes are not automatically medical malpractice.
However, a violation of a standard of care during surgery is undeniably medical negligence. And while malpractice is always dangerous, the consequences are particularly severe when the malpractice occurs during surgery.
Some common examples of surgical errors include:
- Leaving surgical instruments inside patients
- Accidentally nicking or cutting a nearby nerve, tendon or muscle
- Amputating the wrong limb
- Anesthesia errors, including a failure to check for anesthesia allergies
- Performing surgery when it is not medically advisable
Unfortunately, surgical errors are often fatal. Many patients are unable to survive negligence or misconduct from a surgeon. These wrongful deaths leave families devastated and wondering how such a tragedy could have happened.
At Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC, our medical negligence lawyers are skilled at discovering the answer to that question. We have decades of experience with medical malpractice litigation, which means we possess the specialized skill and institutional knowledge required to successfully pursue a medical malpractice claim.
We understand that surgical errors are unacceptable. A legal claim won't return feeling to a numb limb or bring back a lost loved one, but compensation can help you heal and mourn in peace.
If you're a resident of Columbus, Decatur, or anywhere in the Atlanta, Georgia area and you or a family member have been victimized by a surgical error, you should speak to our medical negligence attorneys immediately. Please contact Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC today for a free consultation.