Denver Surgical Error Attorneys
There is no excuse for surgical errors. Even a minor mistake during surgery can inflict lifelong damage, paralyze, or kill a patient. Surgeons and their staff are held to the standard of care. When avoidable mistakes are made, the negligent medical provider and hospital can be held legally and financially responsible.
If you or a loved one was the victim of a surgical error, do not accept a small payout or apology for your pain and suffering. Speak to an experienced surgical malpractice attorney to make sure your rights are protected. Call Leventhal Puga Braley P.C., at (877) 433-3906 to tell us what happened and learn about your best options for a successful outcome. After suffering a traumatic error, let our first-rate team take care of you.
There are many different ways that surgical errors can occur. Every step in the operating room, from having the right test results to positioning the patient correctly to taping the patient’s eyes shut, is vital to the patient’s safety. We have seen cases where patients suffered permanent nerve damage because the surgeon inadvertently leaned on them for hours during a procedure, and cases where surgeons removed a healthy organ because of a lab mix-up.
While we would all like to believe these never events are rare, the reality is that they are relatively common. The surgical errors we often see at our law firm include:
- Damage to Nerves
- Damage to Organs
- Anesthesia Errors
- Leaving Equipment in a Patient
- Operating on Wrong Patient
- Operating on Wrong Body Part
- Unnecessary Amputation
- Surgical Fires
These errors may be caused by physician impairment, such as drug or alcohol use or chronic fatigue. They may be caused by the operating team’s failure to communicate. They may be caused by poor administrative oversight or hospital policies. But they are never caused by a patient, and a patient should not have to suffer the consequences and bear the costs alone.
Establishing negligence in a medical malpractice claim is not easy, and surgical errors are no exception. Negligence is about showing that someone did something that a reasonable person would not have done. In the case of a negligent surgeon, we would need to show that the surgeon did something that another reasonably competent surgeon would have not have done in the same or similar circumstances. Medical professionals often try to obfuscate the facts of the case behind medical jargon.
That will not work on us.
At Leventhal Puga Braley P.C., we have handled hundreds of surgical error cases. We have won record-breaking verdicts for clients across the country, including the largest and second-largest medical malpractice verdicts in the state of Colorado.
After any surgical mistake, call our top-rated trial attorneys at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. Our clients and their families always come first, and we have the experience and the resources to go up against any hospital or insurance company in the Nation. If we take your case, you will owe us no fees until we get you satisfactory compensation. For a no-cost consultation in which we will review your medical records, please call (303) 759-9945 or toll-free (877) 433-3906.
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