Baltimore Injury Attorneys Defends Victims of Surgical Errors
Helping you obtain the care you deserve
Surgery can be a traumatic experience, but in some cases, it is necessary to preserve your life and health. But when something goes wrong, your condition may worsen, new problems can arise, and your life may be put in danger. If you’re suffering as the result of a doctor’s mistake during surgery, the attorneys at Mallon & McCool, LLC fight to help get you the care you need and compensation for your injuries or psychological distress.
Typical causes of mistakes during an operation
It can seem unthinkable, but accidents happen every day in surgeries across the country. In fact, more than 80 errors each week are considered accidents that should never happen with appropriate preparation and preventative measures in place, according to the National Practitioner Data Bank. These errors range from lapses in judgment to serious physical injuries to a patient, and include:
- Performing an unnecessary surgery. Surgery should never be chosen lightly, and if a doctor recommends a procedure you don’t need, you can be put at undue risk
- Surgery on the wrong part of the body. Even simple procedures are traumatic for the human body, so starting a surgery in the incorrect location puts you through twice the strain
- Insufficient sanitation. If your surgery wasn’t performed in a completely sterile environment, you can suffer from life-threatening infections
- Nerve or organ damage. An errant cut or misused tool can cause permanent damage to the nervous system or vital organs including the brain, resulting in paralysis or death
- Post-surgery errors. Failing to follow up with a patient, discharging a patient too soon or giving insufficient instructions following surgery can all do just as much harm as a mistake on the operating table
How to file a surgical error claim
Filing a suit against a doctor for surgical errors requires that you prove four separate aspects of negligence.
- The doctor must have a duty of care for the patient, in other words, he must have agreed to perform the surgery.
- Your surgeon must have breached that duty of care by making a mistake during surgery or through oversight before or after the fact.
- You must have suffered physical, psychological or emotional injury.
- You must prove that the breach was a proximate cause of your injuries.
Because the medical field is so specialized, and the law is so complex in these matters, it is highly recommended that you speak to a lawyer with experience in medical malpractice cases to review the facts, build your case and help secure your compensation.
Talk to an experienced Baltimore surgical error lawyer today
If your health has been compromised as the result of a mistake before, during or after a surgical procedure, the lawyers at Mallon & McCool, LLC, are ready to put more than 60 years of combined experience at your disposal. We provide free legal consultations. Call our Baltimore office at (410)-727-7887, contact us toll free at (800) 918-8872 or contact us online. We are proud to serve Baltimore, Baltimore County, Howard County, Harford County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Prince George’s County and all surrounding areas.