Representing Victims Of Surgical Errors
Following an X-ray that showed a large object in his chest, one of our clients at the law firm of Tucker & Miller in Phoenix, Arizona, thought he had one of the biggest lung tumors his doctors had ever seen. It turned out to be a 16-by-24 inch towel which had been left in his body following surgery.
Sadly, surgical errors like this continue to happen in our hospitals. If you or a family member is the victim of a surgical error, our lawyers offer a free initial consultation to evaluate your case. To schedule a consultation, call 602-870-5511.
Common Surgical Errors
Our lawyers handle all types of medical malpractice claims involving surgical error, including:
- Leaving instruments such as scissors and clamps in the body following surgery;
- Nicking vessels or organs that are not being operated on;
- Surgical mistakes caused by impaired doctors;
- Operating on the wrong body part;
- Orthopedic surgery errors;
- Spinal surgery errors;
- Anesthesia errors; and
- Compressing nerves and blood vessels during surgery leading to compartment syndrome and nerve or muscle damage.
Was My Surgeon Negligent?
There are risks to every type of surgery. Just because you did not have a good surgical outcome does not mean that your doctor was guilty of malpractice. However, if your doctor failed to do something that a reasonable doctor would have done, and you suffer a serious injury as a result, you may be a victim of malpractice.
For example, a doctor may nick a blood vessel or organ during surgery. Doctors are human and making a mistake may not in itself constitute malpractice. However, if the doctor fails to recognize the damage and treat it, the provider could be guilty of malpractice.
For More Information
To discuss your surgical error case with an attorney at Tucker & Miller, call 602-870-5511 or fill out our contact form. There is no charge for your initial consultation. Se habla español.