Baltimore Surgical Injury Lawyer, MD
Surgeries always involve some element of risk. Your procedure might be a routine outpatient surgery or a multi-hour and complex affair. Either way, numerous circumstances can arise to complicate the surgery.
Some complications could jeopardize the procedure’s success, while others can jeopardize your health and life.
Some of these circumstances are unavoidable and unpredictable. But others result from careless acts committed by your surgeon or others in the operating room. Because of these errors, you may find yourself incurring additional medical expenses. You may also endure longer recovery periods and experience significantly more pain and distress.
The Joel Bieber Firm, your Baltimore surgical injury lawyers, believe everyone, including doctors and surgeons, should be responsible for their mistakes. That is why we are committed to helping patients like you or your loved ones, who have been injured by medical negligence, receive financial damages for their injuries.
Examples of Surgical Errors
Surgical errors happen with surprising frequency. As many as 4,000 such errors occur every year, according to some sources. Some examples of common surgical errors include:
- Operating on the wrong body part or organ
- Leaving a foreign object in the body at the surgery site
- Not using sterilized instruments to perform the surgery
- Using a defective machine or device that leads to a deep cut or other injuries
- Failing to properly close the incision following your surgery
Any one of these mistakes can lead to additional surgeries and procedures, expenses for those procedures, and time missed from work.
When the Medical Team Is Responsible for Your Surgical Error
One of the first questions your Baltimore surgical injury lawyer will seek to answer is whether an error or misstep by your surgical team led to or contributed to your injury. Specifically, your lawyer is concerned with whether your surgeon or another member of the surgical team committed a negligent act in or out of the operating room.
A medically negligent act includes providing care that is substandard or below the quality of care you reasonably expect to receive. This might include a surgeon or other member of the operating team who:
- Fails to obtain your informed consent for the procedure that is performed
- Doesn’t communicate vital details of your medical history to other members
- Fails to monitor your vital signs during the procedure
- Becomes distracted while operating on you
Evidence of these and other negligent acts can lead to your surgeon being ordered by a court or agreeing to pay you financial compensation. This compensation can address the costs and expenses you incurred due to the surgical injury. It can also help mitigate the financial harm you suffered.
Talk with an Experienced Baltimore Surgical Injury Lawyer
You only have a limited amount of time following a medical error in which to seek treatment. Therefore, it is crucial that you take immediate action. Call or reach out to The Joel Bieber Firm and allow our Baltimore surgical injury lawyers to help safeguard your legal rights.
Our attorneys have considerable experience helping those harmed by medical negligence in Baltimore and throughout Maryland to receive the compensation they deserve. We do this through tireless and aggressive advocacy in and out of the courtroom. Whether through a settlement or a verdict, we give our all to help our clients obtain all they need.
Call The Joel Bieber Firm without delay.
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