Risks are inherent with every surgery, a fact that medical professionals emphasize to patients before every procedure. Surgeons and other medical professionals involved in surgical procedures are not responsible for every complication or unwanted outcome. However, there are instances when a negative outcome is the result of a surgical error. When this occurs, it is possible to seek compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit.
The experienced attorneys at Staples, Ellis + Associates, P.A., in Pensacola, represent clients throughout northwest Florida in surgical error lawsuits and all other medical malpractice cases.
Understanding When An Outcome Results From An Error
It can be difficult to know when a disappointing surgical outcome was unavoidable, and when it is the result of negligent actions by a doctor or other medical professional, particularly for a layperson. For legal purposes, negligence is defined as acting in a manner that deviates from the standard of care. It encompasses a wide range of errors, including:
- Injuring organs or other body parts that were not part of the procedure
- Operating on the wrong body part or performing the wrong procedure
- Anesthesia errors
- Mistakenly leaving a medical instrument or other medical supplies in the patient
- Errors that lead to serious post-operative infection
Decades Of Experience And The Development Of Professional Relationships
Our lawyers have established a network of highly regarded medical professionals and other specialists who help us determine if a surgical error has occurred. If so, these professionals can provide important testimony during negotiations or a trial, or otherwise assist us in building a strong case on our clients' behalf.
Schedule A Free Consultation
Contact us if you or a loved one has suffered as a result of a surgical error — or if you are uncertain if a medical complication is the result of a surgical error. We will review the facts of your case during a free consultation and recommend an effective course of action. Call 850-696-0314 or use our online contact form to schedule a meeting.