We expect surgeons to be dedicated professionals who are committed to the highest standards of care. But no doctor is perfect. Even the most experienced medical professionals make mistakes. When they do, it is often the patient who suffers.
Patients who are seriously harmed by surgical errors have a right to be compensated for the damages they have sustained. Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder stands up for their rights and gives them a powerful voice.
Our attorneys have obtained financial compensation for clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries due to many different types of surgical errors, including:
- Performing the wrong procedure, or the right procedure on the wrong body part
- Leaving instruments, sponges or other foreign objects inside the body
- Organ perforation
- Positioning errors that result in permanent nerve damage or other problems
- Performing surgery despite the patient’s lack of informed consent
- Anesthesia errors
- Pre- and post-operative surgical errors, including those leading to post-operative infection
Our law firm has represented clients harmed by scalpel punctures that cause post-operative bleeding and by fires in the operating room. While no two cases are exactly alike, many have similarities that suggest medical malpractice may have played a role.
When a heart problem is caught in time, a surgeon error during a cardiac procedure can cause unnecessary injuries and wrongful death. Surgical errors can occur during a number of procedures including bypass surgery, valve replacement surgery and even cardiac surgery procedures in young children where major vessels require rearrangement.
Five Signs That You May Be a Victim of Surgical Error
Many patients have no idea that they were harmed by a surgical error. You may wish to speak to a medical malpractice lawyer if you experienced any of the following after a surgical procedure:
- The surgery made the problem worse instead of better
- The problem wasn’t fixed
- The result of the surgery was much different from what you anticipated or were told to expect by the surgeon
- Second or third surgeries were required
- You were left with an unanticipated and permanent condition, like nerve damage or paralysis
Our law firm limits its practice to representing people who have suffered life-altering injuries due to negligence. We will review your case and tell you directly whether or not you have a legitimate legal claim.
To discuss your case, please contact us. The initial consultation is free of charge. Our medical malpractice lawyers represent clients throughout the state.