Help For Surgical Error Injury Victims
If you or a loved one left surgery in worse health than when you went in, it can be difficult to pinpoint why. Not all surgeries are successful, certainly. But it can also be difficult to know what happened if errors did occur. Most patients are unconscious during surgery, and most surgeries are not taped or allowed observers.
Unfortunately, hospitals can be reluctant to inform patients of errors that occurred during surgery. Hospitals may fear of the harm it will cause to the reputation of the hospital if they disclose errors, and some hospitals may wish to avoid legal liability for the resulting economic damages that surgical error caused.
That means patients who are injured by a preventable mistake may not be aware of their legal options, or even the further medical treatments that may be required because of the error that occurred.
Common preventable surgical mistakes include:
- Leaving surgical tools in the patient, including surgical sponges
- Allowing infections
- Anesthesia errors
- Operating on the wrong body part
- Performing the wrong procedure
Every year, hundreds of thousands of patients are harmed through preventable medical mistakes. Our lawyers have helped numerous injured patients in their lawsuits against negligent doctors and medical facilities, including hospitals.
We Will Begin A Thorough Investigation
If you have been the victim of medical malpractice during surgery, our attorneys can help you find information about what occurred.
Engel Law Group P.C. is an established litigation law firm. We know that a successful lawsuit relies on comprehensive knowledge of the facts. That is why we are meticulous about the discovery process of your lawsuit. We can hold hospitals and medical facilities accountable for what happened and pursue all possible means under the law of discovering what happened to you.
Surgical mistakes can cause significant harm. If you or a loved one has suffered from a surgical error, call us at our Baltimore, Maryland, office at 410-449-2928, for a free consultation. You can also reach us online or call us toll free at 877-463-0488.