When you have surgery, you have every right to expect that the surgeon is well-trained, well-informed, and focused on performing the procedure. Surgical errors can happen even when the surgeon is experienced and knowledgeable. Approximately 4,000 surgical errors happen each year in the United States. When surgical errors occur, the surgeon and hospital may be liable for medical malpractice.
If you or a loved one is the victim of a surgical error, you may experience significant trauma, pain and suffering, and other damages. At Kasan Law, we represent victims obtain the compensation they deserve for surgical errors caused by a negligent or irresponsible health care provider and hospital.
A surgical error is a mistake that could have been prevented if the surgeon followed the applicable standard of care. As with any medical malpractice case, it is important to realize that a surgeon’s mistake during a procedure does not automatically constitute medical malpractice. In a medical malpractice case for surgical errors, the standard of care means the care that a reasonably prudent surgeon in the same community, with the same training and experience, would offer under similar circumstances.
In order for a surgical error to be considered malpractice, the surgeon performing the procedure must fail to follow or meet the acceptable standard of care for a given situation. The failure must be the actual and proximate cause of the harm. Additionally, the surgical error must cause actual harm to the patient. If the patient does not suffer actual harm, they will not be eligible to recover damages for the surgical error.
There are many types of surgical errors that can constitute medical malpractice, including:
At Kasan Law, we take all personal injury cases on a contingency basis, which means you will not pay any legal fees unless we get you compensation for your case. Our consultations are free and carry no obligations.
If you or a family member has been injured as a result of a surgical error, contact our Chicago and Illinois medical malpractice attorneys to schedule your free consultation and case review by calling (312) 300-6724, e-mailing us at [email protected], or schedule your consultation online.