Medical Malpractice Attorneys Providing Aggressive Representation for Victims of Surgical Mistakes
Surgical mistakes can be one of the most serious types of medical errors leading to malpractice claims. When surgeons operate on the wrong patient, on the wrong body part or perform the wrong surgical procedure altogether, patients are often left worse off than when they first consulted the surgeon. A forgotten surgical sponge or a misplaced instrument can cause catastrophic damage if left in a patient in the operating room, leading to long term illness, pain or death. Death occurring during routine surgery, or immediately post-surgery in an otherwise healthy patient can indicate that malpractice has occurred.
If you or someone you love has suffered injury or death after an operation that went wrong, you may have a valid medical malpractice case. Wallace Wason, PLLC is experienced in evaluating the complicated medical, legal and economic factors in cases like this and offers a free, no-obligation case assessment to help determine the best course of action for each individual or family.
What are Surgical Never Events?
Surgical ‘never events’ are preventable medical errors which are serious or even fatal in their consequences for patients. These can include surgical mistakes such as those named above, and other medical errors occurring during surgery, such as administration of incompatible blood products, contamination of intravenous lines or medical devices, malfunction or misuse of medical instruments or equipment leading to permanent injury or requiring additional treatment or recovery. Inattention to previous medical history that leads to catastrophic medical consequences can also be due to negligence on the part of the medical professional.
Never events, by definition, are preventable incidents which bring significant harm to patients and are frequently the basis for valid claims of medical malpractice.
Wrong Site, Wrong Patient, Wrong Surgery Claims – Legal Case Review
When you contact us for a review of your medical malpractice claim, our skilled intake team will first obtain the details of your case in order to determine whether malpractice has occurred. We will review your medical records and related bills, evaluate the financial and economic impacts, and work with you to bring those who harmed you or your loved one to account for any malpractice that has occurred.
Give us a call today for a free no-obligation, confidential case evaluation at (703) 420-3725.