If you suffered injury or lost a loved one due to a surgical error, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Setting right a wrong of this magnitude may seem impossible. While there is no way to go back and prevent your injury or loss from occurring in the first place, a Washington DC surgical malpractice lawyer at Fay Law Group can help you seek answers, accountability, and justice.
Call our offices at (202) 759-7833 to arrange a free, confidential consultation. We can answer your questions and provide an honest assessment of your case.
Understanding Surgical Errors & Malpractice
There is an element of risk associated with any surgery. As such, experiencing an adverse event during or after surgery is not necessarily proof enough that malpractice occurred. Surgical malpractice occurs when a surgeon, anesthesiologist, or other medical professional associated with the preoperative, perioperative, or postoperative care of a patient fails to provide a standard level of care – and a patient is injured as a result.
Some potential types of surgical errors include:
- Leaving a foreign object behind in a patient
- Operating on the wrong body part
- Performing the wrong procedure or an unnecessary procedure
- Organ or nerve damage
- Incorrect dose of anesthesia
- Failure to monitor a patient during surgery
- Negligent postoperative care (infection, etc.)
- Lack of informed consent
- Equipment that has not been properly sterilized
- Misuse of surgical instruments
- Negligent amputation
- Laparoscopic surgery errors
When our Washington DC surgical error attorneys take on a case of this nature, we will work to determine what standard of care should have been provided and precisely what act or inaction constituted a deviation from this standard. This is a very technical matter and requires an understanding of potential types of malpractice and how to identify these through medical records and witness testimony. Fortunately, we have the resources and know-how to persevere.
Discuss your case and your options with a caring professional. Call Fay Law Group today at (202) 759-7833 or contact us online to get started.