There are few things more disconcerting and frustrating than going into surgery and emerging worse off than when you went in. Unfortunately, surgeons make more mistakes than many of us would like to think, and if you have been harmed in surgery, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help you recover from your injuries. Please read on and reach out to our Washington D.C. medical malpractice attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through the claims process going forward:
How do surgical errors happen?
Unfortunately, most surgical errors occur solely due to negligence. There is nothing more disgraceful than a careless medical professional, though there are more out there perhaps than you may think. Some of the most common types of surgical errors are as follows:
- Improperly administering anesthesia
- Wrong-site surgery
- Operating on the wrong patient
- Forgetting surgical instruments inside a patient’s body
- Negligent incisions
- Puncturing a patient’s organ with surgical tools
What are the consequences of a surgical error?
There are few things more detrimental to a person’s health when their doctor is careless or makes a bad call. Some of the most common results of surgical malpractice are as follows:
- Septic shock
- Brain trauma
- Nerve damage
- Cardiovascular complications
- Blood clots
- Post-surgical infections
If you believe your surgeon is responsible for any of the aforementioned injuries or conditions, you know where to turn–Trombly & Singer, PLLC is ready to fight for the justice you deserve.
How do I sue a surgeon for medical malpractice?
Suing surgeons in Washington D.C. is notoriously challenging, as you can expect they will retain expert legal counsel to fight your lawsuit and deny you the compensation you need–that is why you must do the same. Our firm can work to prove that your surgeon breached the standard of care that he or she owed you, the patient, and that you suffered significant damages, both physical and financial, as a result.
That being said, you should note that there is a statute of limitations in place for suing surgeons in Washington D.C. All those who have been injured in surgery have three years from the date of the incident to take legal action against their negligent surgeon. Do not make the mistake of waiting too long to file. We are here to help you win the compensation you deserve.
Contact our experienced Washington D.C. firm
The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.