Surgery is a stressful, often terrifying experience. You have no control over what's happening, and yet it's absolutely crucial that you receive the best possible care from your surgical team. And that's rightly what we expect from those performing such operations.
Surgical errors are among the most common forms of medical malpractice in Chicago and around the nation. Surgery is a complicated, dangerous endeavor, but that doesn't get surgeons off the hook when their mistakes hurt or kill innocent patients.
If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury in the Chicago, Illinois area as a result of a surgical error or other form of medical malpractice, please call the Sklare Law Group today at 312-263-0771 for a free consultation.
Types of Surgical Errors
As with all forms of medical malpractice, cases involving surgical errors will hinge on the standard of care governing the relevant procedure. If it can be shown that the surgical team violated an accepted standard of care and made a mistake that caused harm to the patient, a medical malpractice suit is appropriate.
Surgery is dangerous, and mistakes are tragically common. We have helped clients who were hurt by:
- Instruments left in patients
- Anesthesia errors
- A surgeon accidentally cutting nearby tissue
- Avoidable infections
- Removal of the wrong limb
- Unnecessary surgery
Some of those might sound ridiculous and easily avoidable, but real life cases involving surgical instruments being left in patients are tragically common. And many surgeons have amputated the wrong limb as a result of mis-communication with other parties in the hospital.
Our medical malpractice lawyers have investigated many cases involving tragic surgical errors. They know how to examine medical documents and understand how to make a compelling case on your behalf when you've been victimized by a mistake in the operating room.
To speak with an experienced Chicago, Illinois medical malpractice lawyer at a free initial consultation, please call the Sklare Law Group today at 312-263-0771 for a free consultation.