How You Can Recover From A Surgical Error
Most surgical errors result from problems in today’s complex health care system. Doctors are rushed by insurance company and government requirements. Pressured to see as many patients as inexpensively as possible, some doctors do not take the time to help their patients make informed decisions about surgery. Even so, not all surgical injuries are the result of malpractice — on occasion, even when doctors take all the best steps, using the best techniques available, infections sometimes occur.
Facing the rush and the emotions involved with illness, patients are less likely to understand the potential consequences of an operation — and they are less likely to notice potential surgical errors until something goes seriously wrong. They need the help of experienced Charlotte surgical error lawyers to hold doctors and hospitals accountable for surgery malpractice.
Types Of Surgical Errors Handled By Our North Carolina Law Firm
At the medical malpractice law firm of DeVore, Acton & Stafford, P.A., our North Carolina personal injury attorneys use years of professional experience to help injured patients take action against surgical errors, from orthopedic surgery errors to neurosurgery errors. We have also achieved a record of successful settlements and verdicts in urinary surgery, including ureters obstructed by byproducts of surgery and urinary incontinence caused by surgery, as well as gynecological injuries and damage to bowels. These and other errors can occur in many ways, including:
- Surgery on the wrong body part
- Failure to use compression stockings
- Accidental severing of arteries
- Misplacement of clips to obstruct arteries or urethras
- Leaving instruments or sponges in the surgical field
- Failure to adequately close the incision
- Failure to adequately remove diseased tissue or tumors
- Anesthesia or medication overdose/error
Proving That Surgical Errors Caused Your Injury
To succeed in a surgery malpractice case, a person must prove to the court that his or her injuries (or the injuries of a loved one) were caused by the surgeon’s deviation from “the standard of care.” Standard of care is a complex legal idea. It is often described as the level of care and skill that a physician or surgeon of the same medical specialty would use under similar circumstances.
We Help Victims Of Surgical Malpractice
Call 704-594-4227 or email Troy Stafford if you are interested in learning more about how we can help your family members receive the compensation they deserve after having to live through a surgical error. Medical injuries impact more than just your body; family relationships, ability to work and psychological trauma are also involved. We are here to make sure you can move forward.