Experienced Surgery Malpractice Lawyer
A large number of medical malpractice cases involve surgical errors. When surgeons, anesthesiologists, and nurses commit surgical errors, the harm to the patient can often be debilitating or even result in death. However, not all surgical errors justify a lawsuit. Before you hire a surgery malpractice lawyer, it is important to understand the difference between a known complication of surgery and an avoidable complication caused by a breach of the prevailing standard of care. At Greco & Wozniak, P.A., our attorneys are trained and experienced to recognize the difference and are here to help.
Examples of Surgical Mistakes
Common surgical errors resulting in medical malpractice lawsuits often include, but are not limited to:
- Performing surgery which was not indicated or the wrong type of surgery
- Nerve injuries
- Injuries to adjacent body parts
- Failure to treat or diagnose postoperative infection
- Failure to properly utilize anticoagulants for certain risk factors
- Improperly performed surgery on bone fractures that result in non-union
- Negligence performing cardiac catheterizations or other heart procedures
Assumption of the Risk and Informed Consent
Not all cases in which a patient suffers a debilitating injury or death during surgery justifies a medical malpractice lawsuit. When a patient consents to surgery, certain known complications and risks of the surgery are accepted even though the patient may experience an unfavorable outcome. However, it is important to understand the patient never assumes the risk or consents to surgical errors caused by a breach of the prevailing standard of care even if the injury can sometimes be considered a known complication of the surgery. Medical providers often fail to properly consider a patient’s risk factors or past medical history that makes surgery contraindicated.
If a medical provider performs surgery despite contraindications for the surgery, a surgical malpractice case may be justified. Our legal team at Greco & Wozniak, P.A. is ready to discuss your case and determine the likelihood of a successful outcome on a surgical malpractice case.
With our proven track record of medical malpractice experience, the attorneys at Greco & Wozniak, P.A. are here to pursue full and fair compensation on your case. Call us at 813-223-7849 or fill out our form to set up a free consultation with a surgery malpractice lawyer.