Surgical Error Attorneys
Whether related to error of an attending surgeon, a surgical resident, anesthesiologist or nursing staff, surgical errors and injuries occur far too often. At HPC, our Phoenix surgical error lawyers understand the nature of surgical errors, and we can help if you or a family member has suffered a serious or catastrophic injury as the result of surgical error in Arizona. To get immediate assistance contact us online or call 602-910-6779..
Lawyers Helping Patients Recover Financially After Surgery
Every time a surgical procedure is performed, there are known risks related to the procedure. Some injuries or complications during surgery occur without negligence on the part of the medical providers or the hospital where the surgery took place. When surgery is elective, a patient must be told the risks to make an informed decision about whether to consent to the surgery. If elective surgery was consented to, knowing the risks, even a tragic result might not warrant a medical malpractice claim. We can help determine if your claim has merit and we will fight to get you the maximum financial recovery to help you find justice.
Common Surgical Errors
- Surgical instruments left inside a patient
- Foreign objects left inside the body
- Wrong side operated on (i.e.: right knee instead of the left knee)
- Wrong site operated on (i.e.: the gallbladder removed instead of the appendix)
- Medication errors during surgery
- Anesthesia mistakes
- Severed artery
- Nerve damage
- Splitting a muscle
- Perforation of the bowel
- Laceration of bladder
- Laceration of the colon
- Incorrect patient operated on
Holding a Surgeon Responsible For Their Mistake
Unfortunately, there are times when the risk of a surgery was not fully disclosed or an attending medical provider or resident student acted negligently. Although many times the surgical error is apparent to the surgeon, it is not described or contained in the dictated operative note. Therefore, even a thorough examination of the records may not reveal whether there was a deviation from the standard of care, causing injury. At HPC, our medical malpractice attorneys are familiar with the standard of care in an operating room, and our Phoenix surgery error lawyers can help you determine whether or not you have a claim for a surgical injury. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of surgical error in Arizona, contact our attorneys today so we can help you decide what to do; email us or call 602-910-6779.
Cardiovascular Surgery Injury Lawyers in Phoenix
Cardiovascular surgery treats defects, deformities or injuries of the heart and blood vessels, and includes:
- Insertion of a cardiac pacemaker
- Arterial aneurysmectomy
- Graft insertion
- Coronary bypass grafting
- Arterial embolectomies
- Filter insertions
- Stent insertions
Cardiovascular Surgery Injury Attorneys in Phoenix
Physicians who practice in this specialized area are generally board-certified in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, and are generally quite competent and accomplished surgeons. Nonetheless, medical errors, complications, injuries and even death can result from cardiovascular surgeries. Common problems include complications related to coronary bypass grafting including infection; questions concerning the necessity for the performance of coronary bypass grafting; strokes; and early death related to cardiac failure. Additionally, in the performance of repairs upon the thoracic aorta, complications such as paralysis, renal failure, excessive bleeding can result in the need for additional surgery and sometimes results in early death. If any of these results is related to surgeon, provider or hospital negligence, the lawyers at HPC can help you decide how to go about filing a claim.
Contacting a Cardiovascular Surgery Error Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of cardiovascular surgery medical error in Arizona, please contact our lawyers today to discuss the nature of the injury and how we can help. Contact the Phoenix, Arizona, cardiovascular surgery error attorneys at Harris Powers & Cunningham; email us or call 602-910-6779.