Everyone knows how complicated surgery can be especially when people put more than trust into the surgeons hands. When things go wrong, patients tend to lose control of what steps to take in order to get the compensation they deserve. That is where medical malpractice attorneys come in.
To put things in a different prospective, Medical Malpractice attorneys help injured patients gather three key factors when successfully filing a claim which are injury, damages and breach of duty. Medical Malpractice lawyers are well aware of how each case is unique therefore, they take the initiative to gather and provide true information about the injured patient’s case including each violation the accused doctor may have committed. The attorney will also examine hospital files, charts, and the practitioner’s surgical history. The attorney will even interview any witnesses that may aid with establishing a causal link.
There is much confusion about what surgical errors can result in a lawsuit. Examples of errors could be:
- Surgery on the wrong part of the body
- Unnecessary surgeries
- Improper use of surgical tools
- Improper sanitation preparation for surgery
- Ignoring or not taking appropriate patient history
- Misreading or not reading laboratory result
- Reckless decisions while under pressure
- Unnecessary surgery delays resulting in further complications
There are more surgical errors worthy of filing a medical malpractice case however; contacting a lawyer to get more information about a particular injury is recommended. The lawyer chosen to handle a medical malpractice case should have the right tools and adequate knowledge that will help win monies a plaintiff and families members they may be entitled too. These monies can include medical bills, lost wages, loss of future wages, pain and suffering, disability, transportation expenses and even loss of consortium.
Depending on the severity of the injuring and the person’s loses, medical malpractice settlements have a huge range of amounts. If you believe you or a loved one has been harmed by inadequate surgical protocol, there could be a case. If you’d like to speak with an attorney regarding a medical malpractice situation that involved the possibility of surgical errors, we are available to speak with 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call to schedule an appointment with an attorney to go over your case for free.