Florida Surgical Error Lawyers
Surgery patients invest an enormous amount of trust in the doctors, nurses, hospitals and surgical facilities that provide their care. While all surgeries carry a very small risk of anesthesia reactions, blood clots, infection, cardiovascular complications, or healing complications, surgical errors are never considered to be among the acceptable risks faced by patients. When an injury or a fatality occurs during surgery due to a preventable surgical error, patients and their affected family members have legal options and rights. For over 40 years, the Florida medical malpractice lawyers at Gilman Law LLP have provided attentive, experienced legal guidance to people whose lives have been affected by surgical errors, including:
- Anesthesia errors such as over sedation or anesthesia awareness
- Instruments or sponges left in patients
- Injury to or perforation of an organ, nerve or artery
- Wrong site surgery/wrong side surgery/wrong body part surgery
- Failure to monitor
- Post-surgical infections
- Unnecessary surgeries
If you were hurt because of a careless or reckless mistake made during surgery, the Florida surgical error lawyers at Gilman Law LLP understand what you’re going through. Not only can we help you hold those responsible accountable, but our compassionate and experienced surgical error lawyers can also ensure you receive all of the compensation needed to fully recover from your injuries.
Surgical Error Lawsuits
According to one study published in 2009 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, an estimated five to 10 incorrect surgical procedures occur daily in the U.S., some with devastating effects. The frequency of surgical errors is low as compared to the number of surgeries performed, but because the effects can be severe, any error is unacceptable. In fact, surgical errors are listed by the National Quality Forum (NQF) as a category of “never events” meaning these types of events should never take place in healthcare facilities.
Like any medical malpractice claim, in order to prevail in a surgical error lawsuit, plaintiffs must show that the surgeon’s actions, or the actions of another medical professional, fell below the applicable standard of care. The hospital, the surgeon and their lawyers will say that the negligence did not result in a life-threatening mistake. To counter their claims, you need an experienced surgical error lawyer on your side who understands medical malpractice law, and who knows how to effectively present your case.
If you choose to retain Gilman Law LLP for your surgical error lawsuit, our highly experienced team of lawyers and medical experts will immediately launch a thorough investigation of your claim to identify those responsible for the surgical error that caused your pain and suffering. With our Florida surgical error lawyers by your side, you stand the best chance of recovering all of the compensation you need to cover your current and future medical expenses, lost wages, emotional distress, and other damages.
Legal Help for Victims of Surgical Errors
Like most states, Florida imposes a strict statute of limitations on medical malpractice lawsuits, including those that involve surgical errors. To increase your odds of obtaining the full compensation the law allows, it’s vital you contact the experienced Florida surgical error lawyers at Gilman Law LLP today. With offices throughout Florida, our surgical error lawyers are available now to answer all of your legal questions. Please complete our online form or contact Gilman Law LLP at (888) 252-0084 for your free, confidential, no-obligation case evaluation with one of our surgical error attorneys today.