Atlanta Surgical Error Attorney
Have you been wrongfully injured during surgery?
There are few, if any, of us that would not feel some concern about having any kind of surgery. This is understandable and probably a natural response considering that someone you may barely know is going to taking such a radical action. A skilled surgeon and his or her staff are very valuable individuals. They warrant our trust and our respect. When negligent actions or errors result in serious injury to our health or, tragically, the loss of a loved one, we want to do something about it. An Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer from our firm can provide valuable assistance to you in bringing a medical malpractice claim against all liable parties. It may be possible for you to recover substantial financial compensation for the damage and loss you have had to endure. Our firm is experienced and skilled in
medical malpractice cases and have been helping the severely injured for almost two decades.
Surgical Errors: Filing a Claim for Compensation
When a patient places their trust in the hands of a surgeon, they should not have to worry that the professional's inexperience or carelessness may leave them with a serious injury. Unfortunately, this is a very real concern for those going under the knife, as thousands of victims are killed or seriously injured by a preventable medical error each year in the United States—statistics place that number at around 180,000, in fact. While the majority of surgeries performed in the country are carried out without incident, there are some aspects that can go very wrong. Potential surgical errors include:
- Poor monitoring of the patient which results in missed indications of stress
- Improper administering of anesthesia
- Improperly closing incisions or an accidental suture of the wrong tissue
- Performing surgery on the wrong part of the body
- Performing the wrong kind of surgery for your particular problem
- Instruments or foreign objects left inside the body
- Performing an unnecessary surgical procedure
Although an injury that has resulted from a surgeon's carelessness may not be immediately apparent, once it has been discovered that a procedure has gone awry, it should be followed up with swift legal action. Any of these surgical mistakes can have long-lasting ramifications, so if you or a loved one has suffered complications following a surgery, we urge you to contact our office. We have extensive experience with medical malpractice cases and we can recognize the signs of possible surgical errors. We will do everything we can to help guide you to the next appropriate step for your case. For help with a medical malpractice case involving surgical errors, contact an Atlanta surgical error attorney at our firm as soon as possible.
The Importance of Recovering Compensation
If you have been seriously injured while undergoing a necessary surgery, you may have found that a monetary settlement is the only thing that will allow you to deal with the additional costs comfortably. You may need to schedule an additional surgery, undergo rehabilitative treatment and/or pay for various medications in the wake of your injury, which are expenses that should be covered by the responsible party. By taking the time to sit down and discuss the facts of your case with a knowledgeable lawyer from The Tolson Firm, LLC, you will have the opportunity to explore your legal options and figure out a viable way in which to proceed. You should not be forced to endure the costs of a surgeon's careless mistakes at your own expense. We prompt you to call our Atlanta office today to find out how we will be able to assist you in recovering the compensation that you are owed.