Holding Negligent Surgeons Liable
All surgeries have the potential for risk, but they are often the best way to treat a medical problem. When a surgical error turns a routine procedure into a serious injury or wrongful death, however, it may be due to medical malpractice.
Determining whether an error is the result of negligence is a difficult task. It takes the help of medical experts and the diligence of an experienced medical malpractice lawyer who will put forth the time and money necessary to be successful.
Contact Benninger Law. We have represented surgical error victims in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. For a free consultation with a Morgantown surgical errors attorney, please call 304-241-1856 or contact us online.
A surgical error can cause catastrophic injuries such as brain or spinal cord injuries. In the worst cases, surgical errors can result in wrongful death. The patient and his or her family will need considerable financial compensation to cover the cost of medical bills, lost wages and related losses.
Some of the most common types of surgical errors include:
- Failure to maintain vital signs
- Failures in postoperative care, including failure to diagnose and treat infection
- Organ damage
- Spinal cord injury
- Nerve injury
- Wrong-site surgery
In addition, anesthesia errors can lead to brain injuries due to lack of oxygen. Failure to administer appropriate levels of anesthesia and failure to adequately maintain the patient's blood pressure and vital signs are two of most frequent acts of anesthesiologist negligence.
Contact a West Virginia Operating Room Errors Attorney
Please call our offices in Morgantown and Smithfield at 304-241-1856 or toll free at 304-241-1856 to schedule a free consultation.