Surgical procedures are serious matters that require an expert level of care. It is possible for errors to occur during surgery, but it is important to know the difference between preventable and unpreventable errors. Some errors occur because of unforeseeable circumstances that are out of a medical professional’s control.
However, there are other errors that occur because a medical professional neglected their duties or performed a reckless action. Surgical errors resulting from medical negligence can result in serious injuries and even the death of a patient. When this happens, our Clearwater surgical errors lawyers can help.
Contributing Factors in Surgical Errors
A number of factors may contribute to preventable surgical errors, including:
- Improper procedure
- Drug/Alcohol impairment
However, all preventable surgical errors share one thing in common: the medical professional was negligent in his or her duties, which led to a sub-standard level of care. If an individual suffers injuries because of medical negligence, they may file a malpractice claim to hold the negligent professional accountable. Successfully proving medical negligence in a lawsuit may ensure that the victim receives the compensation they need to cover their expenses.
Holding Doctors Accountable for Surgical Errors
Because surgical procedures involve the manipulation of organs, vessels, and tissues, even an apparently minor lapse in the performance of an operation can have far-reaching effects. An attentive surgical team can take action quickly to rectify some mistakes before they cause a patient any harm. But it is more typically the case that the negative consequences will linger long after the incident.
At the Law Offices of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos, we know that the costs of medical treatment and other expenses related to a surgical error can leave individuals struggling with heavy financial burdens. By operating on contingency fees, we allow our clients to focus on their recovery while we help them fight for their entitlements. If you are struggling with financial obstacles, you do not have to add more when you work with our firm.
Our personal injury lawyers in Clearwater have more than 40 years of experience handling complex personal injury cases. Whether you are seeking compensation for your injuries in a medical malpractice claim or taking action on behalf of a loved one in a claim for wrongful death, contact our firm. The award-winning legal team at the Law Offices of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos has the skills and resources you may need to secure your entitlements.
The expenses recoverable in a malpractice claim include the following:
- Costs for medical treatment
- Lost wages
- Costs of out-of-pocket expenses
- Compensation for pain and suffering
Plastic Surgery Errors
Many people turn to plastic surgery because there is something that makes them so uncomfortable about their body or face that it interferes with their ability to be happy. Unfortunately, errors can occur during any plastic surgery procedure a person undergoes.
The mistakes that occur during facial procedures are the most noticeable. In addition, they are the most difficult to repair. Because of a surgical error, a patient may look wooden or unnatural. In addition, partial or full paralysis is possible due to nerve damage or tightened skin tissue. Gross disproportion, asymmetry, and dangerous implant leaks are all possible. Excessive scarring or hardening of body tissues is also within the realm of possibility.
Of course, plastic surgery errors are not confined to just the face. They easily occur on other parts of the body. The difference is that errors on these other areas are typically easier to mask.
Taking Action After the Death of a Loved One
In some tragic circumstances, a surgical error may result in the death of a patient. In many cases, families are left with costs for medical treatment, funeral expenses, and loss of earning capacity, along with mental pain and suffering. When medical negligence causes the death of a loved one, you may file a wrongful death claim to recover damages that result from the incident.
At the Law Offices of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos, we help clients struggling with the tragic loss of their loved ones and are able to assist them in protecting their rights and entitlements. Do not hesitate to schedule a free case evaluation with our Clearwater injury attorneys and let a team of dedicated legal professionals help you through difficult circumstances.