Surgical Malpractice and Mistakes

Surgical Malpractice and Mistakes 2018-05-15T13:57:36+00:00

Miami Surgery Malpractice Attorneys

Baron & Herskowitz represents individuals and families affected by medical malpractice, including surgical malpractice and mistakes. If you feel that you or someone you love suffered an injury due to a surgical mistake, you can seek legal counsel by contacting our law office today. We will review your claim and let you know if you qualify to seek compensation for your injuries and suffering.

Types of Surgical Mistakes

Surgical mistakes are often associated with complex surgeries such as heart, spine or brain surgery. But, mistakes can be made during the most common and straight forward surgeries as well if surgeons and staff aren’t paying attention.

When mistakes are made during surgery, the results can be devastating and even fatal. Examples of surgical mistakes include (but are not limited to):

  • Organ perforation
  • Oxygen deprivation or death due to anesthesia mistakes
  • Operating on the wrong patient or body part
  • Leaving an instrument such as a scalpel, sponge or towel inside a patient
  • Improper placement of a feeding tube
  • Blood clots due to improper monitoring following surgery

These types of mistakes should never be made and are almost always the result of negligence. Hospitals are responsible for ensuring the safety of their patients and should establish guidelines for surgeons and other health care providers to follow to make sure these types of mistakes do not happen.

The results of surgical errors are serious and can result in serious, life-changing injuries such as:

  • Organ perforation
  • Tissue and muscle damage
  • Nerve damage
  • Brain damage
  • Paralysis
  • Paraplegia
  • Severe infection
  • Blood clots and deep vein thrombosis
  • Coma
  • Death

Talk to a Miami Medical Malpractice Lawyer

If you or someone you love suffered a serious injury or death due to a mistake made during or shortly after surgery, you can seek help from the Miami medical malpractice lawyers of Baron & Herskowitz. We represent individuals and families in complex malpractice claims in Miami and throughout the state of Florida. We are highly familiar with medical malpractice laws and work with some of the best experts to conduct individual evaluations to determine what happened and why. If negligence contributed to your injury, we will do everything we can to get you the maximum amount of compensation possible. To schedule a consultation to discuss a possible case, please contact us oday.