Were You Injured During Surgery?
Our law firm fights for victims of medical errors
Going under the knife is a scary proposition for anyone, even if everything goes according to plan. When medical malpractice takes place in an operating room, the result is even scarier. You or a loved one may have been seriously injured and be faced with a recovery involving more surgery and major medical procedures. You may even have lost a loved one on the operating table.
An experienced surgical injury lawyer can help you move forward and get the compensation you need. That's why you should call The Law Office of George S. Johnson.
Surgical errors are nearly always preventable
While many errors are possible during surgery, some of the most egregious fall into a category known as "never events." They're called that because the surgeons themselves readily admit that these mistakes should never happen. Some of the most common "never events" include:
- Performing surgery on the wrong body part
- Performing the wrong procedure
- Operating on the wrong patient
- Leaving foreign objects inside a patient's body
- Mismatched blood transfusions
Not every surgical mistake is preventable, but even in the case of surgical errors that are not "never events," the hospital still has a responsibility to minimize the impact. For example, patients undergoing surgery are very vulnerable to infection, and strict cleanliness and safety protocols need to be followed in order to reduce that risk. When surgeons fail to properly sterilize instruments or otherwise create an unsafe environment, patients can become seriously ill.
Turn to an experienced attorney to pursue justice
After sustaining an injury during surgery, you may feel lost and overwhelmed. You may be looking at significant expenses for follow-up surgery and other medical procedures, or you may even be permanently disabled. That's why you need to contact an experienced lawyer as soon as possible.
In most cases, hospitals fight hard against malpractice claims arising from surgical errors, and they have the resources to make your claim very difficult. Different medical providers involved in the surgery may point the finger at each other. There may be other parties involved, such as a manufacturer of defective surgical equipment, or medical providers may claim that your injury was the result of a pre-existing condition or an unavoidable complication.
With your own advocate on your side, you don't have to accept those answers. Attorney George S. Johnson will carefully investigate your case, determine the true cost of your injury, and hold the negligent surgeon accountable. Call today to schedule your free consultation. (866) 904-6653.