Surgical Errors

Whether a procedure is elective or medically necessary, there are always risks to undergoing surgery. But errors and negligence by the surgical team are not part of that calculation. If you or your loved one was harmed because of surgical mistakes, it may constitute medical malpractice.

The Palumbo Law Group represents victims or surviving family members in medical malpractice and wrongful death litigation, including lawsuits against surgeons, anesthesiologists and hospitals for surgeries gone wrong. We practice in Prince George’s County, Charles County and Southern Maryland.

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE IN SURGERY AND POSTOPERATIVE CARE

It takes great intelligence, skill and dedication to become a surgeon, but they are not infallible. A shortcut in preparations, a deviation from standard procedures or carelessness with a scalpel can result in catastrophic harm to the patient. However, proving surgical malpractice is very difficult. Surgeons, nurses, hospitals and outpatient surgery centers are well-represented, and the standard of proof is high.

It is critical to hire an experienced medical malpractice lawyer. From more than 25 years of practice, trial lawyer Daniel Palumbo knows how to investigate and build a case for professional negligence on the part of the surgeon, surgical nurses, anesthesia team or hospital staff, including:

  • Anesthesia errors resulting in brain injury or cardiac arrest
  • Surgical mistakes such as cutting a key nerve, artery or organ
  • Operating on the wrong body part
  • Unnecessary surgery (diagnosis error)
  • Infection from non-sterile procedures
  • Foreign objects left inside the patient
  • Failure to monitor in post-op, or premature discharge

From emergency surgery to cosmetic procedures, medical providers are held to a specific standard of care. We are committed to holding those professionals and health care entities accountable for the hardships and permanent impact of surgery errors, including costs of medical care, lost income, disability or disfigurement, and pain and suffering.

CONTINGENCY FEE REPRESENTATION

If we take your case, you will not be obligated to pay attorney fees unless we recover compensation. We will invest the time and resources to win, and we are prepared to go to trial in pursuit of justice. Contact us today to discuss your legal rights regarding serious harm from preventable surgical errors.

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