Surgical malpractice is a frightening occurrence that kills thousands of Americans every year and seriously injures many more. We represent individuals and families who have been harmed by surgical malpractice.
Surgical malpractice is often the result of technical errors, errors in judgment or both. An experienced, well-respected surgeon can make mistakes just as easily as a new surgeon. Mistakes are made during procedures that are simple and during those that are complex. Often, the surgical malpractice leads to severe and permanent injury or death because the medical professionals fail to recognize that a mistake has been made or fail to respond quickly and correctly to events as they unfold during surgery.
Surgical malpractice also takes place outside of hospitals. Surgery done on an outpatient basis in surgical centers and doctor’s offices is done often without the presence of a board-certified anesthesiologist and a full staff of OR nurses, critical care nurses, and others who provide care for the patient before, during and after surgery.
Surgical malpractice includes mistakes that are made during diagnostic procedures and therapies that are considered surgical in nature. This includes certain invasive diagnostic tests, angiograms, amniocentesis, nuclear imaging, and many others.
Surgical malpractice includes:
- Perforation or puncture of organs near the surgical site
- Amputation of the wrong limb or removal of the wrong body part
- Contaminated or unsanitary medical products (cosmetic fillers, scopes, probes, stents, etc).
- Surgery on the wrong site on the patient’s body
- Cosmetic surgery malpractice includes facelifts, rhinoplasty (“nose job”), breast augmentation, liposuction.
Bariatric surgery malpractice includes gastric bypass, stomach stapling, laparoscopic (lap band), Fobi pouch, distal gastric bypass, billio pancreatic diversion.
If you or someone you love has been a victim of surgical medical malpractice, call Thering, PLLC at 866-996-7123 for a free evaluation of your case.