Champaign Surgical Errors Attorneys
Have you or your loved one incurred injuries as a result of a surgical error? If so, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. You have the right to file a medical malpractice claim if a surgeon failed to perform an operation according to the acceptable standards of their profession. At Spiros Law, P.C., our Champaign surgical errors lawyers are here to help you get what you are owed by those who were supposed to heal you, not harm you. Call us at (815) 929-9292 to speak with one of our attorneys and get on the road to complete recovery.
Why You Need an Attorney
While some surgical errors are immediately obvious, others take time to become apparent. It may not be clear that a problem you are having down the road is actually a result of a surgical error. Consequently, surgical error claims can be difficult to pursue and prove.
Due to the intense nature of these kinds of cases, it is best to hire an attorney to handle your claim. If you are recovering from a surgical error, it is not in your best interests to investigate the facts of your case, figure out the relevant medical professional standards of care in your situation, address the legal obligations the medical professionals had toward you, and then request adequate and appropriate legal remedy by yourself. Obtaining the justice you deserve takes the experience of a qualified medical malpractice attorney. They can review your case and use their knowledge to make your arguments to the opposing party or a judge and the jury (if applicable). Save yourself the complication and stress of litigation without losing what you legally deserve by hiring a personal injury attorney to handle your claim.
Why You Should Hire Spiros Law, P.C.
At Spiros Law, P.C., we have years of experience in medical malpractice and surgical errors that will help us win your case. Every client we take on is treated with care and professionalism as we seek the most recovery possible for their injuries. We care about the justice that you are seeking and will do whatever we can to make sure you get it. We also care about the changes that you and your family are facing as a result of a surgical error injury. With us, you are in caring hands, and we will fight for your best interests at every level of your claim.
The knowledgeable Champaign medical malpractice attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C. will analyze your case and develop an appropriate strategy to recover all that you legally deserve. Trust Spiros Law, P.C. to handle your claim and get the results you need.
Liability for Injuries Resulting from Surgical Errors can be Complex
Surgical errors can come from any medical personnel who had contact with you pre-surgery, during surgery, and post-operation. The hospital may even be liable for a portion of your injuries if they did not meet certain standards for safety or cleanliness. Everyone in this setting has a legal duty to provide appropriate and safe care. Once there is a failure to perform that duty, then liability may be attached to anyone who caused or contributed to your harm in surgery.
This can be fairly complex to navigate when filing suit or negotiating for the best settlement in your case. As a result, if you have suffered injury from a surgical error, you should seek the assistance of an attorney to evaluate your case and your rights to recovery. Though it can be overwhelming, it may be possible to hold everyone you had contact with accountable for the injuries that you have incurred.
Common Surgical Errors
Roughly 4,000 patients each year are victims of surgical errors. While surgical errors are more common than you would hope, the medical field is always working on fixing the issue through the addition of “redundant safety measures.” This is when the surgical staff duplicates safety check systems (repeating certain safety checks pre-surgery, especially) to ensure a decrease in error occurrence. However, no system is perfect and, ultimately, errors are bound to occur.
While not every error leads to death, there are plenty of patients who incur life-long injuries that completely change their lifestyle. Often, additional surgery may be needed to rectify the mishap or treat additional injuries incurred. This leads to additional costs to your welfare and lifestyle, as well as to your wallet.
Some of the more common surgical errors seen and handled by our attorneys are:
- Performance of the incorrect procedure
- Surgery on the wrong site
- Mishandling of surgical instruments and/or use of nonsterile instruments and equipment
- Failure to follow surgical room procedures or safety protocols
- Instruments and other supplies or tools left inside the body
- Performance of surgery on the wrong patient
- Complications after surgery, such as surgical site infection
If you or a loved one has experienced any of these errors, call a knowledgeable Central Illinois personal injury attorney to talk about your case and address whether you may be entitled to compensation.
Call Us Today
If you have been a victim of a surgical error, call Spiros Law, P.C. today. Our attorneys have handled cases across Illinois, arguing in both State and Federal courts to get the compensation our clients deserve. Our attorneys have the fight and passion you need in your corner to get you the recovery you deserve. Contact our offices today at (815) 929-9292 to schedule a free consultation and learn about what we can do for you.