Aggressive Attorneys Representing Victims of Surgical Errors
Surgical errors can turn routine surgeries into tragic events with life-changing, permanent consequences. If you suffer from a permanent disability or were severely injured due to a surgical error, you have options. Medical professionals have a duty to provide the highest standard of care possible; if it can be shown that their negligence resulted in needless and preventable injury, disfigurement, or disability, they can be held liable for their actions. A surgical errors attorney with Younker Hyde Macfarlane in Salt Lake City, UT, can help represent your interests in court and see to it that your legal rights are protected. We encourage you to seek legal counsel from our personal injury group today. Contact us online or call (801) 335-6467 to schedule your free case review.
Common Surgical Errors
A number of common surgical errors occur in hospitals throughout the country. The important thing to note is that these surgical errors are preventable. All surgeries carry risk, but through due diligence and experience, the following should never occur. If they do, it may indicate a medical malpractice claim against the involved parties.
- Perforated eardrums while removing foreign objects from ear
- Operating on the wrong limb
- Performing hernia surgery on the wrong side
- Removing the wrong kidney
- Amputating wrong limb
- Leaving foreign object inside the body (sponge, towel, scalpel, scissors)
- Perforated bowel or intestine
- Patient sent home early without proper healing or with signs of complications
- Cutting of clipping wrong organ
- Failing to detect post-operative bleeding or infection
- Unnecessary surgery
To determine if any of the above occurred in your case, we must first conduct a thorough evaluation, during which time we'll review all aspects of the case, work with experts, and determine fault.
Holding Liable Parties Accountable
Surgery is inherently risky and patients must weigh the risks and benefits before deciding to undergo treatment. However, patients should not have to face undo risk. A doctor or nurse's negligence can interject an unnecessary and preventable element of danger into the surgical process that can end in disastrous results. If a doctor or nurse's actions directly result in injury, illness, disfigurement, or disability, we can hold the liable party accountable through medical malpractice litigation. The attorneys at our law firm can provide you with the counsel required to make informed decisions, and after evaluating your case, and recommend a course of action that will provide you with your best chance at obtaining just and fair financial compensation for your injuries.
Younker Hyde Macfarlane doesn't work alone. Our firm can consult a national network of medical experts to build your case. Younker Hyde Macfarlane
Seeking Compensation for Damages
The emotional, physical, and financial costs of surgical errors can be overwhelming. For this reason, our team of medical malpractice attorneys will work diligently to recover the maximum amount of compensation possible for you and your family.
In cases involving surgical errors, damages are usually awarded for medical costs related to:
- Subsequent surgeries made necessary by the original error
- Future related medical costs stemming from aftercare and continuing treatment
- Lifetime care costs, should the surgical error leave the victim dependent on others
- Loss of wages
- Loss of future wages due to inhibited earning capacity or an inability to work
- Intangibles such as emotional and physical pain and suffering
It may also be possible to file for punitive damages, which are monies awarded to punish the liable parties for their recklessness.
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How We Work to Determine Liability
At Younker Hyde Macfarlane, our personal injury group doesn't work alone. It can consult with a national network of medical experts. In any medical malpractice case, a successful resolution is dependent on showing that the defendant failed to perform a duty owed and did not abide by a reasonable standard of care. By working with trusted, qualified medical experts, many of whom teach at colleges and hospitals and have published textbooks and training manuals, we can definitively determine if a standard of care was breached.
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The value of an attorney can be summed up simply: he or she can prove the difference between a successful resolution and receiving no recourse for your losses. Our law firm has the qualifications and resources you are seeking. To set up a consultation, please send us a message or give us a call at (801) 335-6467.