Surgical errors are the last thing anyone wants to think about before undergoing a medical procedure. Unfortunately, factors like surgeon fatigue, improper training, and carelessness can lead to life-changing mistakes. If you or a loved one have suffered from one of these mistakes, don’t hesitate to get in touch with a skilled Virginia surgical error attorney from Breit Cantor Grana Buckner. We pride ourselves on our track record of success. Each of our partners is listed in Best Lawyers in America® and Virginia Super Lawyers® and is known for their skill and expertise in the legal field.
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Examples of Surgical Error
If your surgeon or nurse made an error during your surgical procedure, he or she is not necessarily liable for that error. If, however, your surgeon provided you with substandard care that resulted in an error causing injury to you, you may have a medical malpractice case and be able to pursue compensation from the appropriate parties. As a general rule, surgeons and nurses are expected to provide you with services adhering to a certain standard of care. This standard of care essentially is what any other reasonable health care professional would do in the same circumstances with the same training and experience.
Take a look at some examples of surgical error:
- Damaging a nerve during surgery
- Administering the wrong amount of anesthesia or other medication
- Performing an incision on the wrong part of the body
- Forgetting a piece of surgical equipment and leaving it inside a patient
- Operating on the incorrect body part
- Operating on the incorrect patient
These sorts of errors may be caused by a number of preventable reasons, such as inadequate training, insufficient pre-operative planning, poor communication, inadequate labeling, fatigue or neglect. While the errors are as varied as the people involved, a level of safety and care is a patient’s right. If you have been injured due to a surgical error, don’t hesitate to contact our Virginia surgical error lawyers!
Serving Clients throughout the State of Virginia
At Breit Cantor, we know how to achieve large results. We are dedicated to details and take a “no stone left unturned” approach. We are known in Richmond, Virginia Beach, and throughout the state for our thorough investigations and for our network of experts in various fields that lend tremendous insight into difficult cases. As a result, our surgical error lawyers have been able to command the largest verdicts and settlements in the state again and again.
We have achieved more than 150 verdicts and settlements larger than $1 million because our clients need the support that sizable compensation provides. Medical treatment, loss of earnings, and more can result from a single surgical mistake. Surgical errors can drastically change the course of our clients’ lives. We work to make sure that they are well taken care of in the present and in the future as well.
We offer complimentary case evaluations. Call (888) 635-9500 or submit an online contact form to speak with a respected medical malpractice lawyer at our firm today.