Wrong Site Surgery Medical Malpractice
It's hard to believe a trained surgeon would perform surgery on the wrong body part, but it happens all too frequently. Victims of wrong site surgery can face severe medical setbacks, leaving them with severe pain and suffering and financial hardship. If you or someone close to you has suffered due to wrong site surgery, it is important to have an experienced medical malpractice attorney on your side.
Surgery Performed on Wrong Body Part
Wrong site surgery can take many forms, including a doctor operating on the wrong side of a patient's body, operating on the good knee instead of the bad one, and even amputating the wrong limb.
Wrong site surgery can occur when:
- A patient undergoes multiple procedures during a single trip to the operating room
- Patients are transferred from one surgeon to another
- Medical files are inaccurate or misread
- There is poor communication among medical staff
- Haste causes medical staff to mark the wrong location
Our experienced surgical error law firm has a proven track record in malpractice cases of all sizes, including multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Contact us today for a FREE case evaluation.
Regardless of the error leading to wrong site surgery, it is important that the patient's rights are protected. Our lawyers have the experience, skill and resources to help victims of wrong site surgery obtain full and fair compensation for the losses they have suffered.
Most doctors or HMOs will deny responsibility for an injury, claiming there are certain risks involved in surgery and other medical treatment. Our lawyers can review your case and determine if you have grounds to proceed with legal action against your doctor. To schedule a free consultation and discuss your case, contact the lawyers at The Donahey Law Firm today.