Goldsboro Surgical Errors Lawyers
Surgical errors are among the most serious and life-threatening of all medical mistakes. Errors committed while a patient is prepared, undergoes the procedure, or while in postoperative care can lead to devastating complications, further treatment required to correct the mistakes, additional pain and suffering, or even death.
At Strickland Agner Pittman, we are here to help you take appropriate and aggressive legal action in such cases. Our accomplished team of medical malpractice lawyers is well versed in how to hold negligent medical professionals and facilities accountable for the damage inflicted on patients who are entrusted to their care.
If you or a loved one has suffered adverse consequences because of surgical mistakes, you can count on us to provide the advice, guidance, and support you need at such a critical juncture in your life. Contact our team today to learn more about how we can help.
Surgical Errors in Claims & Lawsuits
Because of their intense and advanced training, it can be difficult to realize that surgeons could make mistakes, exhibit poor judgment, or be negligent in their care. However, these mistakes can happen for many reasons, such as miscommunication among the care team about the patient, inattention, fatigue, and the high stress involved in such cases.
Surgical errors can occur in various ways, including the following:
- Conducting surgery on the wrong patient
- Conducting surgery on the wrong site or body part
- Leaving behind surgical tools/devices in the patient
- Damaging a nerve
- Making anesthesia errors
- Puncturing or damaging organs
- Making errors or committing negligence in preoperative and postoperative care
- Using equipment that has not been properly sterilized
Errors such as leaving behind surgical implements in a patient’s body can involve sponges, clamps, towels, scalpels, and more. This can result in tissue damage and severe infections. Substandard care in postoperative situations can also lead to serious infections, protracted healing times, additional pain, anxiety, and loss of income.
Anesthesia errors can involve wrong amounts of anesthesia, failure to properly monitor the patient while under anesthesia, and failure to perceive complications. These are just a few of the manifestations of errors in surgery.
If you become aware of negative symptoms following surgery, you should seek immediate medical treatment. These symptoms can range from fevers to soreness, pain, and swelling at the site, deterioration of your original condition for which surgery was ordered, signs of infection, and more. These are all potential indications of surgical errors for which you may have a valid medical malpractice claim or lawsuit.
Our Goldsboro surgical error attorneys are here to help you navigate the legal process in the wake of such situations through dedicated and experienced representation.