Surgical Errors Can Lead To Injuries And Death

Though all surgery involves some degree of risk, all too often permanent injuries result from medical negligence. When you undergo surgery, you have the right to expect your surgeon, anesthesiologist, and other medical professionals to provide the standard of care legally required of all healthcare practitioners.

Surgical mistakes that cause serious personal injury or wrongful death may be grounds for a medical malpractice claim. If a surgeon, nurse, or hospital has been negligent in an operation, you deserve to be compensated. At the Atlanta, Georgia, law office of Mitchell & Shapiro, our medical negligence attorneys provide victims of surgical errors with the highest standard of professional representation, having obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of victims statewide.

Contact a lawyer at our Atlanta, Georgia office to schedule a free consultation and case review. Our medical malpractice attorneys will carefully evaluate your claim and explain your legal options.

Surgical Errors

Surgeons have a professional duty to their patients to act within a prescribed standard of care. Surgeons also have a duty to their patients to use reasonable care consistent with their training and the knowledge in the specialty field when they are determining the need for surgery and the type and scope of the surgery. They also must use reasonable care in the performance of the surgery and in following the patient post-operatively to address surgical complications.

Each surgical error and medical negligence lawyer at our Atlanta, Georgia firm represents victims statewide. While all surgery involves some level of risk, many potential problems can be avoided when proper precautions are taken. Unfortunately, mistakes are sometimes made during surgery, resulting in potentially serious complications. Common surgical errors include:

  • Procedures performed on the wrong patient
  • Surgery on the wrong part of the body
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Transfusions using the wrong blood type
  • Infections caused by surgery
  • Surgical instruments left inside the patient's body

When surgeons fail to provide adequate care during a surgical procedure, the effects on a patient can be devastating. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a surgical error, contact a surgical error and medical negligence lawyer at our Atlanta, Georgia office and schedule a consultation.

Contact Our Atlanta, Georgia, Medical Negligence Lawyers

At the law office of Mitchell & Shapiro, our medical malpractice attorneys have handled many past claims involving surgical errors each year. To schedule a free consultation and case evaluation, contact our surgical error and medical negligence lawyers. Serving Atlanta and Georgia clients statewide, we have the knowledge and experience to help you obtain the maximum compensation available to you.