Pennsylvania Surgical Error Lawsuits
If you or a loved one has been hurt because of a surgical error, or surgical errors, it is important that you choose an aggressive advocate to represent you. These are not simple cases. Not only are they filled with nuanced and technical medical information and complex law, the medical professionals accused of these errors and their insurance companies are rarely willing to back down. They will fight. Likewise, our Pittsburgh medical negligence lawyers will fight for you and get you the benefits and financial compensation you are entitled to for your injuries, lost wages, physical pain and emotional suffering.
At Friday & Cox LLC, our medical malpractice lawyers will fight back to help you get compensation. Experience is critical. The Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyers at Friday & Cox, LLC bring more than 75 years of combined experience to surgery injury cases. We know the obstacles that we are going to have to overcome to do what is right for you. Count on us to help you obtain the compensation you are entitled. Contact our Pittsburgh surgical error attorneys today for a free consultation.
Malpractice Claims & Surgery Mistakes
Each year hundreds of medical negligence claims are filed in Pennsylvania. The most common reason for these are errors in diagnosing an illness or injury. Mistakes related to surgeries of all types are a close second as they account for 32% of medical malpractice cases. Some surgeries are common, minimally invasive and yet others are very rare but they can all end in injury, permanent impairment and wrongful death. Surgical procedures that frequently end in malpractice are gastric bypass surgery, bariatric surgery, breast augmentation, colon and rectal surgery, heart surgery, endocrine surgery, hernia surgery, lung surgery, liposuction, neurosurgery, laparoscopic surgery, varicose vein surgery, hysterectomies, abdominoplasties and coronary artery stent placement.
Common Surgical Errors In Pennsylvania
Mistakes and errors during surgical procedures are common and the same errors are made repeatedly. These very serious, and costly, oversights revolve around:
Leaving surgical tools and instruments inside the patient
Nerve damage, vein, artery and internal organ damage
Negligent post-operative care
Surgeon and or support staff not being properly trained
Performing incision or surgery on wrong side or incorrect body part
Despite these few types of surgical errors they can happen in any type of surgical procedure. Statistically the most common, but not riskiest, surgeries have higher surgical error rates. These are surgeries such as appendectomies, breast biopsies, carotid endarterectomies, cataract surgery, Cesarean sections (C-Sections), heart surgeries, wound debridement procedures, back surgery, neck surgery, cardiovascular surgeries, tumor removal, breast augmentation surgery, gastric bypass surgery, hysterectomy, hernia surgery, mastectomy, tonsillectomy, partial colectomy, and prostatectomy. No matter what procedure you had done our Pittsburgh, PA surgical injury lawyers handle surgical error lawsuits all over PA.
Pennsylvania Doctor, Hospital & Surgical Negligence Lawsuits
There are risks involved in any surgery. In order to pursue a medical malpractice claim, there must be evidence that the surgeon or another medical professional did not adhere to the proper standard of care. In other words, there has to be evidence of a mistake, and evidence that the mistake caused serious harm to the patient.
Our Pittsburgh medical malpractice attorneys can have extensive experience handling cases in which doctors operated on the wrong body part altogether, repairing or removing the wrong organ or limb. We can also effectively handle personal injury cases involving punctures of internal organs that were not repaired and led to serious complications. We can handle cases involving surgical implements left in the body after surgery.
Let Our Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Attorneys Handling Surgical Errors Help
For a free initial consultation with a skilled Pittsburgh surgical error attorney, call 412-561-4290 or contact us online. Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawsuits are handled on a contingency basis. This means you will not owe us anything unless we recover compensation for you.
Serving all of Pennsylvania such as Altoona, Beaver, Butler, Erie, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh & State College.