Surgical procedures are intimidating. You put your life and your health in the hands of your doctor, allowing him/her to render you unconscious and to perform the most delicate of procedures with a scalpel. Most of the time, the doctor performs his or her job successfully and you are on the road to recovery. Unfortunately, there are instances where doctors make mistakes. Perhaps the most horrifying surgical error is the wrong-site surgery, where the doctor operates on healthy tissue rather than the site requiring attention. This problem seems easily avoidable, yet wrong-site surgeries happen all the time.
If you or a loved one has been affected by a wrong-site surgery or another surgical mistake, you will likely need the help of an experienced attorney to hold the doctor accountable. Grewal Law PLLC has been helping victims of medical malpractice for decades. Our surgery error lawyers can help you navigate the legal process and fight for the justice and compensation you are owed.
Contact us online or at (888) 211-5798 for a free consultation. With three office locations, we serve clients throughout Michigan.
Examples of Surgical Errors
While wrong-site surgery is one of the most distressing types of surgical errors, it is not the only mistake that can occur. In fact, there are many different errors a surgeon or attending nurses and techs can make, all of which can have devastating, far-reaching impacts on your life.
Examples of relatively common surgical errors include:
- Foreign objects/instruments left in the body
- Wrong-site surgery
- Wrong-patient surgery
- Wrong procedure
- Nerve damage
- Issues with anesthesia
While surgical mistakes are relatively rare, certain statistics report that there are more than 4,000 preventable surgery errors in the U.S. every year. In most cases, these are considered “never events;” in other words, they should never happen. The only reason these types of errors occur is because of medical negligence.
Discuss Your Case with Our Team
At Grewal Law PLLC, we understand how life-altering a surgical mistake can be. Depending on your unique circumstances, you may require additional surgeries and further medical treatment. You may develop a serious, even life-threatening infection or complication due to a surgical error. This can not only have serious physical ramifications, but it can also have a major emotional and financial impact on your life.
Our surgery error lawyers in Okemos, Northville, Grand Rapids and the nearby areas can help you assess your legal options. We are highly experienced in a wide variety of medical malpractice issues; we know how to hold negligent surgeons, doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, and hospitals accountable for the harm they cause. Our personal injury team is committed to being the aggressive legal advocate you need.
Get in touch with us at (888) 211-5798 today to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.