Surgical Errors

Medical Malpractice: Surgical and Anesthesia Errors

Surgery is an inherently risky procedure, and things can go wrong in even relatively routine surgical operations. Properly applied, the informed consent process makes a full disclosure of the dangers and alternatives available in a given patient's case.

Nevertheless, patients are not expected to assume the risks of a medical professional's negligence at any point of surgery or postoperative care. If you need advice about your legal options in the aftermath of what might prove to be a negligent surgical error, contact Fay Law Group, P.A., for a free consultation with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer.

Call 800-522-2715 for Legal Advice in Maryland or the District of Columbia

We advise people in Washington, D.C. and Maryland about their rights to compensation for negligence on the part of a surgeon, anesthesiologist or other member of the surgical team. Our attorneys work closely with medical professionals and experts who are qualified to review the performance of the surgical team for errors that violated recognized standards of care.

While we're working with our experts to explain how your surgeon's mistakes fell below the standard of practice observed throughout the profession locally, we also work to prove causation. In other words, we need to show through medical professionals that the errors committed by your surgical team actually caused a serious injury that fell outside the risks willingly assumed by the patient.

Violation of a recognized standard of care and causation are the essential elements of proving medical malpractice. At Fay Law Group, we have decades of experience developing and presenting malpractice cases against doctors and hospitals in such situations as:

  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Cancer surgery
  • Heart surgery
  • OB/GYN surgery from C-section to myomectomy
  • Improper monitoring of vital signs in anesthesia
  • Improper instructions to nurses and hospital staff during postoperative recovery
  • Premature discharge of a patient following surgery

Mistakes in surgery can result in paralysis, brain damage, organ failure or death.

Call our DC Office at 800-522-2715 for a Free Consultation

To learn more about the Fay Law Group approach to proving liability and damages in surgical malpractice litigation, contact our office for a free case evaluation with a seasoned trial attorney.