Surgical Mistakes: A Serious Form of Malpractice
One of the most serious forms of medical malpractice is surgical mistakes. These cases are also extremely challenging, because the opposition will frequently claim that the damage caused was simply a risk of the surgical procedure.
At Perey Law Group, our lawyers help victims of surgical mistakes get fair compensation. We represent people in Seattle and throughout Washington.
How do Surgical Errors Happen?
In many hospitals, the stage is set for errors from the very beginning. The nurses do their preparation. The anesthesiologist does theirs. When everything is ready, the surgeon walks in, conducts the procedure, and then walks out. Nurses and anesthesiologists finish up.
What is missing is communication. Often, there are critical errors that could have been avoided during surgery if there had been more communication between all of the people involved.
Forms of Surgical Errors
Surgery malpractice can come in many forms. Some of the most common involve:
- Doctors leaving surgical retractors and other instruments in the patient after surgery
- Puncture wounds to internal organs
- Surgery conducted on the wrong part of the body
- Anesthesia errors
In many cases, the surgical mistake isn’t what it appears to be. For example, a major artery being punctured during surgery may seem like negligence, but it is actually a risk associated with the procedure. However, if that puncture wound is not noticed and not fixed, that is where the mistake has been made.
Since our establishment in 1983, we have achieved a long record of historic verdicts and settlements. Our lawyers know how to obtain results in medical malpractice cases.
All Cases Handled on a Contingency Basis
You will only be asked to pay if we are successful in getting compensation in your surgical mistake case.
Contact us today by calling (206) 443-7600 or filling out the form on this page to discuss your case with an experienced attorney.