Medical Malpractice: Surgical Errors
Surgical errors are surprisingly common. Surgery is a sensitive and very meticulous process. The difference between a successful surgery and disaster can be mere millimeters. Puncturing an organ is a common mistake but could cost someone their life. Surgeons need to be held to appropriate standards of care and utilize all available precautions to avoid such mistakes.
Sometimes, surgial tools are accidentally left in a patient's body. The presence of tools, gauze, or some other foreign body can lead to dangerous infections and other complications which may require additional surgery or may even prove to be fatal over time.
Anesthesia errors also happen during surgery. A wrong mixture or dosage of medication being administered could lead to a patient being left in a coma or even death.
We also represent patients who have experienced surgical fires. Unfortunately, the use of electrocautery by physicians in the presence of oxygen or other combustible anesthesia medications produces a significant risk, sometimes causing a flash fire which can do significant damage to a patient while they are unconscious and under complete control of the surgical team.
Contact Hilbrich Law Firm when situations like these arise so that we may thoroughly investigate your surgery and determine whether the injury was caused by a surgical error. We are medical malpractice attorneys proudly serving Hammond, IN, Crown Point, IN, Highland, IN, Valparaiso, IN, Portage, IN, and more.
Call us at 1-877-877-LAW2 (5292) or send us an email at [email protected].