Although surgery is risky in nature, signing a consent form beforehand does not necessarily mean any injury sustained from going under the knife leaves the hospital or the doctor liability-free. If you are harmed during surgery due to improper sterilization, poor planning, a surgeon’s alcohol usage or fatigue, you may have a medical malpractice case. In order for it to be considered medical malpractice, we must look carefully at the underlying reasons why the mistake occurred as well as the severity of the injury itself.
Surgical errors are often preventable and can result from medical negligence or miscommunication between doctors or nurses, as well as inadequate hospital procedures. Such errors can occur due to a lack of information during the surgical planning process, during the procedure itself, or in the postoperative phase. Errors may also occur during childbirth, leading to serious injury of the mother or fetus. At Clark & Mitchell P.C., we offer the services of an experienced legal team, capable of handling complex litigation involving surgical errors and medical malpractice.
Experienced Medical Malpractice Legal Team
Our legal team is comprised of trial attorneys, including an attorney/registered nurse, experienced in the technicalities of medical procedure, standards of care, and surgical operations. We will begin an immediate investigation to identify the cause of injury and all potential defendants, including negligent doctors, nurses, or hospitals. It is important to work with an attorney from the outset to protect your claims and maximize your compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, long-term care needs, and hospital expenses.
We are experienced in handling complex surgical errors litigation involving:
- Anesthesia errors
- Incorrect incisions
- Damage to nearby organs
- Artery injuries during surgery
- Failure to remove surgical gauze
- Injury caused by medical device
- Defective medical devices
- Laparoscopic surgery
- Cosmetic surgery
- Excessive bleeding
If you believe that the doctor performing your surgery or the hospital was at fault, please contact Clark and Mitchell P.C. today. We take on fewer cases so we can focus more individual attention on the clients we do serve, as malpractice cases are extremely complex. With our attention to detail and attorney Heather Mitchell’s past experience as a nurse, you’ll have an extremely powerful resource on your side of the courtroom.
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