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Baltimore Surgical Error Attorney

Millions of Dollars Recovered for Clients across the Nation

Going under the knife can be an unsettling prospect no matter how routine a procedure may be. When you enter the hospital or a surgery center for an operation, you know there are risks involved, however slight. Most patients go into a surgery with complete trust in their doctor. This is your life, after all. You count on the medical professionals in charge of your case to get your through the process safely.

When surgical mistakes happen, they are devastating for patients and their families. Unfortunately, surgical mistakes occur at an alarming rate. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 1 in 10 post-surgical patient deaths happen due to medical mistakes that are entirely preventable. These mistakes cost $1.5 billion annually.

Your life is worth more than a doctor’s error or a hospital’s negligence. You shouldn’t have to struggle with health complications due to a doctor’s surgical mistake. If you have been injured by a surgeon's negligence, you may benefit from contacting a Baltimore surgical error lawyer to fight for the compensation you deserve.

Call us at (888) 695-2963 today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

What Sets Us Apart

You have many options when it comes to choosing a medical malpractice law firm. There are plenty of firms that take these cases. However, most personal injury firms accept just a handful of medical malpractice cases, and some only handle one case every couple of years. To do anything well, you need to do it often. This is where we stand apart from other medical malpractice firms.

Our lawyers are not just lawyers; many of our attorneys are also medical doctors. We know the standard of care and how to recognize serious mistakes that put patients in harm’s way.

Common Surgical Mistakes

Surgical mistakes can happen during any type of procedure.

Some of the common surgical mistakes we see in our practice include:

  • Intubation errors
  • Anesthesia mistakes
  • Failure to monitor during procedure
  • Objects left inside the body
  • Misplacement of medical device
  • Inadequate sterilization
  • Wrong-site surgery
  • Surgery performed on the wrong patient
  • Blood typing mistakes
  • Misinterpretation of lab reports and diagnostic tests
  • Damage to nerves, blood vessels, muscles, or organs
  • Failure to check for drug interactions or drug allergies

Certain surgical errors, such as wrong-site surgeries, seem like they should never occur. In fact, medical professionals and researchers call these cases “never events,” precisely because there is no excuse for them to ever happen. Shockingly, wrong-site surgeries occur approximately 40 times each week across the nation, according to the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare. According to the study, the biggest indicator of the risk for a wrong-site surgery was lack of information about the patient.

What about Informed Consent?

To successfully bring a surgical error case, a patient must prove that the surgeon’s or physician’s performance fell below the accepted standard of care. Even the most straightforward procedures have risks. This is why patients must sign consent forms before undergoing a surgical procedure. However, complications that occur due to a surgeon’s departure from the standard of care fall outside this consent.

If you believe you have been the victim of a surgical mistake, contact an experienced Baltimore surgical error lawyer to help you fight for the compensation and justice you deserve. Call us today to schedule your free case evaluation. You can also reach us by email or through our online contact form.

Reach us at (888) 695-2963.

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WHY YOU MAY BENEFIT FROM A DOCTOR IN YOUR COURTROOM

  • WE UNDERSTAND YOUR INJURIES, BECAUSE WE’VE LIKELY TREATED THEM.

    Most of our physician-attorneys are either current or past treating doctors in, collectively, a wide range of medical specialties. There is a good chance one or more of our physician attorneys have actually treated medical conditions similar to the ones from which you or your loved one now suffers. That translates into care and understanding as your Counselors, and know-how as your Advocates.

  • TIME- AND COST-SAVINGS FOR YOUR CASE

    Any honest medical malpractice attorney will tell you that one of the greatest expenses in a medical malpractice case is having to pay physician experts to study the details of the medical issues in your case and, if necessary, provide testimony at deposition and trial. While even our physician attorneys may also need to hire outside medical experts for your case, our medical know-how allows us to perform a significant amount of the medical analysis necessary for your case in-house which may translate into significant savings at the conclusion of your case.

  • RAPID RESPONSE WITH SOLID ANSWERS TO YOUR SERIOUS QUESTIONS REGARDING YOUR CASE

    Because we have in-house medical know-how, we can evaluate the medical questions in your case and provide answers without a lengthy wait. Our internal process involves getting the issues in your case quickly in front of the right physician attorney who, based on his or her medical experience and training, is most likely to have the answers you seek about whether you have a case and how we might help you get the compensation you deserve to help secure a brighter future for you and for your loved ones.

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