The saying is, “Nobody’s perfect,” but when it comes to surgeons and other medical professionals, the need to be as close to perfect as possible can mean the difference between life and death for a patient. Although mistakes may be made, some of these medical errors are so egregious that they may be legally considered negligence. In these situations, a Miami, Florida surgical errors attorney can help the victim pursue a medical malpractice claim and get them the financial compensation they deserve.
When you or a loved one goes into the hospital for surgery, you expect your health and best interests are being protected by every medical professional who sees you. Unfortunately, Florida doctors, nurses and surgeons can make mistakes. If these errors were due to negligence on behalf of the hospital or its professionals, you may be entitled to compensation that could help cover costs associated with your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, disability and more.
At the law office of Needle & Ellenberg, P.A., our attorneys have more than 50 years of combined experience helping a variety of individuals who suffered injuries due to negligence in the operating room. Give us a call today to discuss your particular situation in a free evaluation. We serve clients in the Miami area and in communities throughout Florida.
What Type of Surgical Error Injured You?
A Miami surgical errors attorney knows that one of the most common surgical errors that occur is referred to as a never event. These are preventable and serious surgical errors that should be made public in order to hold the medical professional and/or the medical facility responsible accountable for their actions and liable for the damages the victim suffers. These never events are considered much more severe than simple mistakes since they are often a result of negligence on the part of the medical professional.
Common surgical errors include:
- Robotic-assisted surgery errors: This new technology features efficiency and a high profit margin. It can be used for urological, gynecological and some cardiac surgical procedures.
- Gastric bypass surgery errors
- Unnecessary surgery
- Operating on the wrong body part
- Cutting or nicking of nerves, organs or arteries
- Post-surgical infections
- Leaving sponges and other instruments or objects in the patient
- Cardiac catheterization injuries
- Stent procedure injuries
- Angioplasty injuries
- Cardiac bypass injuries
- Insufficient monitoring of the victim
- Damage to blood vessels or nerves
- Transmission of disease or infection through a blood or organ transplant
- Performing a more extensive procedure than the patient consented to
Our Florida lawyers understand that regardless of the error, you are likely feeling overwhelmed and frustrated. We are determined to carefully examine the circumstances surrounding your problem in an effort to build a strong case for you. We are committed to preparing you for a better future. If a loved one has died at the hands of a negligent medical professional, we can help you navigate the complexities of a wrongful death or bodily injury claim medical error.
Contact the Law Firm of Needle & Ellenberg, P.A., for a Free Evaluation
To discuss your legal issue with our Miami surgical errors lawyers, contact our firm today.
Proving Errors in Surgery
In order to prove medical malpractice, a Miami surgical errors attorney will need to prove that the medical professional breached their duty of care. The state of Florida holds medical professionals to a certain standard of care, meaning they can be deemed negligent if they fail to the same level of care that a reasonable medical professional of experience and ability would use when diagnosing and treating a patient.
In the majority of surgical errors, the mistakes made are preventable ones. This makes it that much easier for a Miami surgical errors attorney to prove negligence. Here are two examples of surgical errors, one that is not avoidable and one that is preventable.
- A patient who has no history of allergies to anesthesia undergoes a surgical procedure and has a bad reaction to the anesthesia they are given. This would be an unavoidable error because there was no way for the medical professionals to know or even suspect the patient would have this bad reaction.
- A patient needs to have their right leg amputated from the knee down because of complications from diabetes. The surgeon amputates their left leg. This is an entirely preventable error.
Let a Miami Surgical Errors Attorney Help You
If your surgery resulted in injury or illness because of the negligence of the surgeon or other healthcare professional, contact a Miami surgical errors attorney from Needle & Ellenberg, P.A. to find out what your legal options are. Our legal team will work diligently to get you the financial compensation you deserve.