Surgical Error Lawsuits in Washington DC & Maryland
If you are planning to have surgery, it is important to educate yourself before your surgery. The Institute of Medicine estimates that as many as 100,000 people likely die each year as a result of medical errors that could have been prevented. A 2004 study by Healthgrades concludes that as many as 195,000 people die of surgical errors each year.
At The Abelson Law Firm, our personal injury lawyer have experience in handling cases where surgical errors have resulted in severe, disabling injuries, and death. Our personal injury, medical malpractice lawyer know how to prepare solid, effective cases.
The Abelson Law Firm, helps individuals and families in claims involving a wide range of hospital errors, including:
- Surgical errors
- Emergency room negligence
- Laparoscopic surgery malpractice
- Gastric bypass error
- Operating on the wrong body part
- Mismanagement of hospital records
- Inadequate staffing and training
- Delivery room errors
- Failure to diagnose
- Implantation of defectively designed or broken medical devices
Surgical medical errors in the operating room may be due to negligence, mistakes with anesthesia, surgical errors, damage caused to surrounding tissues, failure to treat the problem, and more. Medical malpractice can occur before the surgery by failure to prepare properly and evaluate the patient’s health status. In more extreme cases, a surgeon may operate on the wrong area of the body altogether. For each and any of these serious medical mistakes, medical health care professionals may be held responsible.
A little knowledge about your healthcare provider and your health can go a long way in reducing your risk of becoming a victim of surgical, medical malpractice. Hopefully, it will reduce the chance that you will ever require our services.
For a free claim evaluation and discussion of your legal options, please contact us today. The Abelson Law Firm, attorneys can help you or a loved one to receive compensation if you have been injured due to a surgical error. Our attorneys handle cases in Washington DC; Baltimore; Pittsburgh; Boston; and Philadelphia.