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Maryland And DC Surgical Error Malpractice Attorney

Surgery is a big deal in Maryland and in DC. There are always risks. When a surgeon or another medical professional commits a surgical error and you are harmed, you should not have to bear the weight of that mistake. You are entitled to file a medical claim and get the compensation you deserve.

At Frank Spector Law, LLC, our medical malpractice attorney handles these types of cases. Time is critical, so contact us at 443-845-1456 to schedule a Free Case Review.

Suing for Surgical Errors in Maryland And DC

Yes, there are legal options available to you after a surgical error. In fact, surgical errors make up one of the most common types of medical malpractice throughout the country.

Medical malpractice claims based on surgical errors commonly involve an injury or death that could have been avoided, or they resulted from the medical professional's negligence or lack of attention. The intent of a surgeon does not have to be malicious for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Medical professionals are human and deal with significant amounts of stress while performing their jobs, and as such, are no less vulnerable to making mistakes. Unfortunately, surgical mistakes often result in significant impacts on a patient's life.

The medical malpractice attorney at Frank Spector Law, LLC have helped clients successfully file claims after surgical errors. If you believe that you or a loved one have suffered unnecessarily after a surgical error, you deserve compensation for your losses. Call 443-845-1456 or fill out our online submission form today to get started on your road to recovery.

Types of Surgical Errors in Maryland And DC

Surgical errors could potentially occur in any type of surgical procedure, so there are many types of surgical errors. For medical malpractice cases, some surgical mistakes are more common than others.

For example, a patient's surgery could be performed at the wrong site, including the wrong body part, organ, or area of the body. Similarly, a surgery could be performed on the wrong patient or on a patient who does not need the surgery, thereby exposing them to many dangers for no legitimate reason.

Even if a surgery is performed on the correct patient and site, the patient could be harmed by infections from unsanitary instruments or equipment used during the surgery. Additionally, surgical instruments might be left inside a patient's body after a surgery. Finally, a surgeon might puncture or damage a neighboring internal organ during the surgery.

Common Injuries Associated with Surgical Errors

The consequences of a surgical error vary greatly from minimal damage to potentially life-altering injuries, depending on the circumstances. However, any type or cause of a surgical mistake could result in severe consequences, including but not limited to:

  • Internal bleeding
  • Organ damage
  • Nerve damage
  • Scarring
  • Amputation or disfigurement
  • Temporary or permanent disability

Additional consequences of a surgical mistake might include significant medical bills for treatment required after the error, and lost income due to missed time at work while undergoing the corrective procedures. Following some surgical errors, a patient might not recover to the same physical health for several years, if ever. In some severe cases, the consequences could be catastrophic with a patient losing their life after a surgical mistake. 

When Do Surgical Errors become Medical Malpractice in Maryland and DC?

It is important for patients to understand that not all surgical errors are the result of negligence or lead to medical malpractice lawsuits. There are specific elements that must be established for a successful medical malpractice case following a surgical error.

Surgical errors typically become medical malpractice when the surgeon or other healthcare provider fails to follow and adhere to the relevant standard or care, and that failure causes the patient to sustain harm. The standard of care generally means the quality of care that another similarly trained and experienced surgeon would have provided under the same or similar circumstances.

The key question is: if the surgeon acted as a reasonably prudent surgeon under the circumstances, could the error and harm have been prevented? A medical malpractice attorney in Maryland will help you answer it and move forward with a personal injury claim, as appropriate.

Contact a Medical Malpractice Attorney in Baltimore, Maryland and DC Today

At Frank Spector Law, LLC, our surgical error malpractice lawyer in Maryland handles these types of cases. Call 443-845-1456 today to schedule a Free Case Review to learn how we can assist you.

What About Informed Consent?

Before you go into surgery, you will be given a document to sign called informed consent. Informed consent means that you have been advised of the risks of surgery (injury, bleeding, infection etc.), the benefits (better mobility, better quality of life etc.), and the alternatives (usually do nothing). Does that fac that you signed an informed consent mean you do not have a medical malpractice case?

Check out my video below for the answer?

My Experience

At Frank Spector Law, I represent victims of medical malpractice, including surgical errors. I have over 30 years of experience in handling cases. I am listed in Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine for medical malpractice, based on a vote of other lawyers.

I have handled many cases involving surgical errors. A number of my cases involved injuries following heart procedures such as cardiac catheterizations and angiograms. For example, I represented the family of a woman who died during placement of a heart filter at the Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. I obtained a verdict of $1.3 Million.

*Each case is different. Past success does not guarantee future results.

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