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Surgery Errors Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Serving Maryland • Washington, DC • Free Consultation

About Surgical Errors

Every surgical procedure is a dangerous and invasive process, and we place our trust in surgeons and doctors to meet a high standard of care, but the sad truth is that every time someone must undergo surgery they are at risk of medical and surgical malpractice.

Surgical errors may result in post-operative infections, medical complications or conditions that did not exist prior to the surgery, damage to internal organs, and even death.

If you or a loved one has been the victim or surgical error or malpractice, contact our law offices to speak to experienced attorney immediately. You may be entitled to compensation for your suffering but there is a statute of limitations in Maryland and Washington, D.C. on how much time you have to file a claim.

Types of Surgical Errors That May be Considered Medical Malpractice or Negligence

Common surgical errors include:

  • Use of unsanitary surgical utensils, which can lead to infections and medical complications.
  • Incorrect incision, which may cause foreign fluids such as bile or urine to enter the abdominal cavity. This can easily cause infection, septic shock, and death.
  • Organ puncture or perforation, causing damage to the patient and medical conditions that they did not have to suffer through prior to surgery.
  • Wrong site, side, or organ surgery, which can occur simply due to miscommunication or failure to follow instructions. Cases include amputation of the wrong arm or leg, etc.
  • Delayed or prolonged surgery, resulting from negligence and incompetence on part of the surgeon, surgical team, or hospital staff.
  • Poor pre-operative treatment or planning, resulting in surgery on a patient not ready or not in proper condition to undergo the procedure.

Surgeries That Have the Highest Rates of Medical Malpractice Errors

Surgical errors most commonly occur in cardiothoracic and thoracic surgery (surgical procedures on organs in the chest, including the heart, lungs, chest wall, and diaphragm) or during laparoscopic surgery (minimally invasive surgery performed through small incisions in the abdomen and pelvis).

Errors also commonly occur during cosmetic surgery, and have been reported from face-lifts, nasal surgery, breast augmentation, and liposuction.

Why You Need an Experienced Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyer

Establishing liability for surgical errors can be a difficult and complicated process. The surgeon, staff, and hospital itself may all bear some responsibility which can further complicate holding those responsible accountable for your suffering.  Speaking with an experienced attorney is therefore vital to sort out your situation and to ensure you receive all the compensation you are entitled to.

For a free consultation, call our law offices today at 301-838-0199 to learn more about how we can help you and to see if you may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, hospital and medical bills, emotional distress, and loss of earning capacity.

There is a statute of limitations on medical malpractice claims in Maryland and in the District of Columbia.  The sooner you call, the sooner we can start helping you get the compensation you need to help with your recovery process.

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Wrongful death and medical malpractice attorneys Michael Ain and Gary Stein have recovered millions of dollars for victims of medical errors. Our law firm offers a free consultation and takes cases on a contingent fee basis.



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