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Philadelphia Surgical Error Lawyer

Surgeons are one of the most highly trained types of doctor due to the complexity and difficulty of their jobs. But surgeons, just like everyone else, make mistakes, even though they might not ever admit it to you or your family. Whether a patient was unnecessarily harmed during a simple elective surgery or during a complex life-saving surgery after a car crash, they are well within their rights to demand fair compensation to cover their expenses like their medical bills and non-economic damages such as pain and suffering. If you believe you fall into this camp, our Philadelphia surgical error lawyer at The Villari Firm, PLLC can review your case and help get you started on a medical malpractice claim as soon as possible.

10 Examples of Surgical Errors

Surgical errors are usually made because of a surgeon or other healthcare provider’s fatigue, inexperience, or miscommunication with other doctors and nurses. A few examples of major surgical errors include:

  1. Unnecessary damage to cartilage, tendons, muscle tissue, bone, nerves, veins, organs, or other body parts
  2. Failure to monitor and manage a patient’s vital signs during surgery
  3. Causing excessive bleeding/hemorrhage
  4. Anesthesia and medication errors
  5. Operating on the wrong body party
  6. Leaving surgical tools or materials inside the body
  7. Performing the wrong surgery
  8. Performing surgery on the wrong patient/unnecessary surgery
  9. Equipment failure
  10. Errors caused during pre- or post-operative care

Injuries and Illnesses Caused by Surgical Errors

A surgical error caused during a hip replacement might mean that the patient suffers severe pain and discomfort for months on end only to find out that the replacement was done so poorly that they will have to undergo additional surgeries. Another case of surgical error might mean that the patient never wakes up—the anesthesiologist gave them the wrong dose of medicine and they went into cardiac arrest and passed away. No matter how you or your loved one were harmed, we can help you seek compensation for any of the following types of surgical injuries:

  • Infection
  • Sepsis or septic shock caused by infection
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Nerve damage
  • Vein and arterial damage
  • Damage to soft tissues such as veins, tendon, cartilage or muscle
  • Organ damage, including kidney, liver, or heart
  • Chronic pain, immobility, or loss of sensation
  • Unsuccessful surgery causing a worsening of the initial underlying condition
  • Unsuccessful surgery requiring additional surgical procedures
  • Unsuccessful surgery resulting in delayed treatment of cancer, heart disease, stroke, or another life-threatening illness
  • Amputation
  • Brain damage
  • Death

Contact a Philadelphia Surgical Error Lawyer Today

Simply nicking a nerve during surgery can cause serious nerve damage, while cutting open an artery might cause a patient to bleed out. Every surgeon knows this, and understands that they need to show up to the job fully ready to provide exceptional care for their patients. Failure to do so can lead to devastating consequences. If you or a loved one are the victim of surgical negligence, all the Philadelphia surgical error lawyers at The Villari Firm today at 215-372-8889 for a free consultation.

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