Legal Help Following Devastating Surgical Errors
No matter the complexity of your surgery, it can be frightening to face. Unfortunately, surgical errors are not uncommon and can lead to additional injuries, worsening conditions and even fatalities. If you suffered an injury due to surgical negligence or lost a loved one under the care of a medical professional, it is wise to seek the counsel of a skilled personal injury attorney.
Headquartered in Chicago, Clifford Law Offices has extensive experience representing injured clients throughout Illinois. We understand that individuals will likely have numerous questions, including:
- What are the common causes of surgical errors?
- Can faulty medical equipment lead to surgical errors?
- Who can be held liable if the surgery goes wrong?
- Can I receive monetary compensation after the loss of a loved one?
Our team of dedicated professionals will answer your questions and provide the aggressive legal representation you need.
There Are Numerous Types Of Surgical Errors
Unfortunately, medical negligence comes in many forms. Our lawyers are prepared to handle cases involving:
- Wrong site surgery
- Bowel perforation
- Nicking of an artery
- Faulty medical equipment
- Defective medical implants
- Surgical implements left in the body
- Removal of the wrong organ or limb
- Errors in anesthesiology
- Failure to monitor vital signs
- Poor training
- Distractions in the surgical theater
According to statistics published in American Medical News, about 80 times each week, patients in the United States suffer surgical mistakes that should have never happened (such as leaving a medical instrument inside a patient). These "never" accidents, if they are directly tied to negligence and cause injury or death, can lead to a medical malpractice suit.
Discuss Your Case With A Skilled Lawyer
With questions about surgical errors, schedule a free consultation at Clifford Law Offices. We can be reached at 800-899-0410or by emailing the firm.