Every surgery has risks, and no one can guarantee the outcome. In some cases, however, a bad outcome from a surgical procedure is more than just bad luck. When a doctor’s care falls below an accepted standard, you may have a medical malpractice claim based on surgical error.
These are challenging claims to prove, making effective, experienced legal representation critical. At Monro Law Firm P.S. inc., you will work with Everett surgical error lawyers with the skills and knowledge to thoroughly and effectively pursue a medical malpractice claim while you focus on your medical needs. For more than 20 years, we have served clients in Lake Stevens and surrounding areas of Washington.
Medical Malpractice in Surgery and Recovery
While there are no guarantees with surgery, surgeons and medical personnel have specific procedures to follow to prevent many types of problems. When they fail to follow these guidelines, devastating mistakes can occur.
Among the most common surgery-related claims our law firm handles involve surgeons who mistakenly cut or nick body parts during surgery. A bowel perforation caused by an errant knife can cause very serious infections. Nicked nerves, blood vessels, lungs and other organs can all be a form of surgery malpractice.
Surgery malpractice can also include:
- Anesthesia errors
- Sponges, needles and other foreign objects left in the patient
- Operating on the wrong body part
- Infections from non-sterile procedures
- Spinal cord damage during back surgery that causes full or partial paralysis
- Improperly dosing, prescribing or administering medication following surgery
- Failing to monitor or discharging the patient prematurely
Compensation for surgery errors will depend on the injury. You may be compensated for loss of use of a body part, for major infections, chronic pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of your life, additional medical costs, lost earnings, and reduced life expectancy.
Experienced Lawyers for Challenging Surgery Malpractice Claims
Schedule a free consultation with our law firm today at 360-863-3728, or contact us online.
Our services are offered on a contingency basis, meaning you owe us attorneys’ fees if and when we obtain compensation for you.