While many procedures are routine and rather minimally invasive, the reality is that patients could still suffer harm if something goes wrong. A surgical error can greatly affect the health and life of a patient, making it imperative for those impacted by a surgical error to understand their rights and options in the matter.
Common surgical errors
While surgeons have years of education and experience, they are still humans that are subject to human errors. The attorneys at Lozner & Mastropietro understand that simple mistakes can happen; however, they also know that medical negligence occurs, resulting in serious harm and even death in the operating room.
As such, our firm has seen a wide range of cases involving rare and common surgical errors. These include puncturing an organ, operating on the wrong area of the body, performing the wrong type of surgery, performing the correct procedure on the wrong patient, post-operative infections and leaving surgical equipment inside the patient following a procedure.
Filing a medical malpractice action
When you or a loved one have suffered harm or death due to a surgery, it is important that you understand your legal rights. A medical malpractice suit may be the appropriate step to take. This civil action not only establishes the cause and liability in the matter, but it also helps a patient or their loved ones recovering damages for the losses suffered.
A medical malpractice action can be an emotional and complex situation to navigate. Thus, our attorneys are available to answer any questions you might have, helping you better understand your situation and legal rights.