Savannah Surgical Error Attorneys
Advocating for Georgians Injured in Botched Surgeries
Although surgery is far safer than it was in the past, that doesn’t mean there aren’t any risks at all. Even the most flawless surgery can be hard on the body, and often followed by a long road to recovery. When medical negligence is involved, this journey can turn from a challenging one into a seemingly impossible one.
Have you or a loved one been injured in a botched surgery? Our Savannah surgical error lawyers at Tate Law Group, LLC can help you file a claim for compensation. In addition to financial support, a legal claim is often the best way to ensure a negligent surgeon, or other medical provider, is held accountable for malpractice. Let us fight for compensation and accountability on your behalf! We have won millions of dollars for those injured throughout Chatham County and the surrounding Georgia communities.
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Know Your Rights: When a Surgical Error Leads to Injury
Some of the most common preventable surgical injuries include:
- Tooth damage
- Nerve damage
- Paralysis, complete or incomplete
- Head trauma/brain damage
- Heart damage
- Significant blood loss
- Internal organ damage
- Severe disfigurement and scarring
- Unusual inflammation and swelling
- Infection and related complications, such as sepsis
If you sustained any of these injuries due to a botched surgery or lack of postoperative care, a preventable surgical error may have played a role.
What Is a Surgical Error?
For the purpose of a lawsuit, a surgical error is any mistake that was made immediately before, during, or after a surgical procedure. This mistake must have negligently strayed from medical industry standards and resulted in preventable harm, such as the injuries listed above.
Just because a surgery went wrong or had a poor outcome doesn’t mean there is grounds for a case. Victims and/or their loved ones must prove that medical negligence directly caused the surgery to go awry.
Common Surgical Errors
If you were harmed by any of the following surgical errors, you likely have a right to sue the offending medical provider for surgical malpractice:
- Failure to obtain informed consent
- Failure to warn a patient of all the risks associated with a surgical procedure
- Failure to order the right preoperative tests and screenings
- Failure to order the correct procedure
- Failure to evaluate and consider a patient’s medical history
- Operated on the incorrect part of the body
- Operated on the incorrect patient
- Used old, faulty medical equipment
- Did not sterilize equipment before surgery
- Left surgical instruments in the patient’s body
- Incorrect insertion/placement of a medical device, such as hernia mesh
- Rushed surgery
- Discharged the patient too soon after surgery
- Failure to provide instructions for proper postoperative care
This list is not all-inclusive. As you can see, there are many ways surgery can go wrong because of negligence.
Who Is Eligible for Compensation After a Surgical Error?
A patient who has been injured by a preventable surgical error often qualifies for compensation. The injured patient’s family members may also qualify for compensation. Often, this is because their lives were upended either by the loss of their loved one or by having to become part- or full-time caregivers for their injured loved one.
Surgical error lawsuits often result in compensation for the following damages:
- Cost of surgery
- Cost of follow-up care
- Lost wages, benefits, and other income
- Reduced future earning potential
- Pain and suffering, physical and emotional
- Cost of the faulty surgical device and a replacement, if any
- Funeral and burial expenses, if applicable
Compensation cannot make up for everything you have been through, but it can make adjusting to life after a surgical error easier on you and your family. You deserve full compensation for what happened. Don’t shortchange yourself; work with a trusted lawyer.
Fearless, Experienced Surgical Error Lawyers
For over 25 years, Tate Law Group, LLC has advocated for those wronged by negligence. We provide personalized representation, handling every case differently to address each client’s unique needs. Whether a surgeon, nurse, anesthesiologist, hospital, or other medical provider was responsible for your injury, we won’t back down in our fight for you.
Give our Savannah surgical error attorneys a call at (912) 234-3030 to book a free consultation.
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