In the medical field, serious and largely preventable surgical errors are referred to as "never events" because they shouldn't occur—ever. But sadly they do almost 80 times a week in the United States.
If you or a loved one was the victim of a surgical error and were left with an infection—or the need for additional surgeries or corrective procedures—you may have a medical malpractice claim and be entitled to legal compensation.
Surgical errors are considered among the worst forms of medical malpractice. Surgical errors happen when a medical professional:
- Performs surgery on the wrong side, site or patient—or performs the wrong procedure
- Makes a medication or anesthesia mistake that causes a serious adverse effect
- Leaves a surgical item inside the patient's body
Are you a victim of a surgical error? We can help you. Medical malpractice attorneys handle the hassles, paperwork and legal deadlines. A medical malpractice attorney will fight to get you the money you are entitled to for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. There's no obligation and you have nothing to lose but worry. Call now.
Wrong-Side and Wrong-Site Surgical Errors
Wrong-site and wrong-side surgeries are among the most serious medical errors a health care professional can make.
Not only have wrong-site and wrong-side surgery claims skyrocketed over the last decade, but according to researchers, an astounding 79 percent of wrong-site surgery claims—and 84 percent of wrong-site orthopedic surgery claims—resulted in medical malpractice awards.
Please note that if you were scheduled for surgery and a doctor performed the procedure on the wrong site or side of your body you may be eligible for compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Although they occur during general surgery, wrong-side and wrong-site surgeries are most common among these types of procedures:
If you're recovering from a wrong-side and wrong-site surgical error, don't delay. It's important that you contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible. There are strict deadlines that victims of surgical errors must meet to be eligible for compensation.
Call Edgar Snyder & Associates today. We’ll fight to get you the money you deserve to get you back on your feet again.
Medication and Anesthesia Errors
The medications and anesthesia given before, during or after a surgery—when administered correctly—can help ease pain and decrease the chance of complications. Unfortunately, mistakes happen and thousands of people in the United States are harmed each year by medication errors.
Medication errors include:
- Administering the wrong drug or dose
- Mislabeling the medication
- Prescribing a medication that you are allergic to, or that interacts negatively with another drug you are taking
If you were seriously injured by a medication error and you don't know how you'll pay your medical bills or when you will be able to get back to work, call Edgar Snyder & Associates.
Experienced medical malpractice attorneys will take the worry out of your recovery. Let the lawyers handle the paperwork, the deadlines and the aggressive insurance companies and fight to get you the money you deserve.
Contact us today for a free case review. You have nothing to lose.
Items Left Inside Your Body During Surgery
The unimaginable happens more than 10 times every day in the United States—doctors leave sponges, needles and other surgical items inside patients. Worse, victims of these preventable surgical errors often suffer for weeks or even months before the oversight is discovered.
Unfortunately, once discovered, the road to recovery for these patients is long and painful—and the associated medical bills are huge.
If you had to undergo additional surgery, or were treated for infection or complications because a doctor left surgical equipment inside your body, you probably have many questions: Who will pay for my medical bills? How will I take care of my family while I recover? Who can I trust to help me? Don't wait—contact Edgar Snyder & Associates today.