Surgical Errors

Compensation for Surgical Errors

Surgeons are expected to have a certain degree of expertise and to perform their jobs to conform with a high standard of care. When they make negligent errors, they could be liable to compensate their victims for the costs of repeat surgeries and other expenses.

For clients who have been harmed by surgical errors, attorneys from our firm have the knowledge and experience to help. Our lawyers, with more than 125 years of combined experience, represent clients in Annapolis, in Chestertown, on the Eastern Shore and throughout Maryland.

We represent clients in medical malpractice cases stemming from surgical errors that include:

  • Infections after surgery
  • Incorrect procedures
  • Operating on the wrong patient
  • Operating on the wrong body part
  • Complications in cesarean sections and other birth surgeries
  • Leaving medical devices in patients after surgery

Some of the most common surgical error cases we have handled involve spinal cord stimulators, rotator cuff surgeries and other back and neck surgeries. In spinal cord cases, we see doctors installing spinal cord stimulators without adequate knowledge as to the risks involved, how to perform the procedure properly or even whether the surgery is appropriate. In addition, we have seen many rotator cuff surgeries in which surgeons failed to fix the rotator cuff, leading to repeat surgeries. Our lawyers have also handled cases involving surgeons using the wrong types of screws in back and neck surgeries, leading to serious complications.

Surgery-related injuries and other medical malpractice claims can be extremely complicated, requiring legal, procedural, medical and forensic knowledge and experience, and not every medical problem or post-surgical complication amounts to a med mal claim. Our attorneys have successfully handled numerous cases of this kind, and we can help you determine the best way to proceed.

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Do not wait to contact us. In addition to the risk of lost evidence, the statute of limitations could expire, causing you to lose your opportunity to bring a claim. Call us at (410) 841-5333 ((800) 966-5333 toll free) or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation with an experienced lawyer from our firm.

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