When dealing with the treatment of an injury or illness, every step of the process is incredibly important because the failure to properly address an emergent medical need can lead to a substantially worsened prognosis and could cost a patient his or her life. But the situation becomes most delicate, perhaps, when surgical procedures are involved because the cutting through flesh and bone requires remarkable precision and the strictest adherence to best practices.
A fleeting mistake with a scalpel or insufficient sterilization can permanently alter the life of a patient, and these surgical errors may present grounds for a civil lawsuit. If you or your loved one has become the victim of a surgeon, nurse, or other healthcare professional’s negligence in the course of a surgical procedure, then we can help you pursue the financial compensation that you are due. Contact the Des Moines surgical error lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 225-2600 for more information.
Surgical Error Cases We Handle
The specific risks of each surgery depend heavily upon the nature of the procedure itself. The implements and procedures that are to be utilized and the anatomical structure upon which the surgery is to be performed must prominently figure into the pre-surgical discussions about the potential adverse effects of a procedure. Surgical error cases we handle include:
- Instruments left in body
- Improper suturing
- Wrong site surgery
- Wrong patient surgery
- Injuries due to mishandled scalpels or other tools
- Anesthetic errors
As intimidating as any surgery can be, the consideration of the above and other potential mistakes can make it appear as the most terrifying thing possible. Unfortunately, it is often a medical necessity. To hold negligent healthcare professionals accountable for the injuries that you have sustained, contact the Des Moines physician malpractice lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 225-2600.