Surgical Errors

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.

Frequently Asked Questions about Surgical Error Claims

At The Tolson Firm, LLC, we understand that filing a claim for compensation after a surgical error can be a daunting process. That's why we've put together a list of frequently asked questions to help you better understand your rights and options:

What is considered a surgical error?

A surgical error refers to any mistake made by a medical professional during a surgical procedure that causes harm to the patient. This can include wrong-site surgery, leaving surgical tools inside the patient, and anesthesia errors.

How do I know if I have a case for a surgical error claim?

If you have suffered harm due to a surgical error, you may have a case for a claim. The best way to determine your legal options is to consult with an experienced surgical error attorney.

What kind of compensation can I receive for a surgical error claim?

The compensation you may receive for a surgical error claim can vary depending on the nature and extent of your injuries. This can include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. An experienced attorney can help you determine the full scope of damages you may be entitled to.

How long do I have to file a surgical error claim?

In Georgia, the statute of limitations for filing a surgical error claim is generally two years from the date of the injury. However, there may be exceptions to this rule, so it's important to consult with an attorney as soon as possible.

If you have any additional questions about surgical error claims, or if you're ready to speak with an attorney about your case, don't hesitate to contact The Tolson Firm today.

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.

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