Surgical Errors

Orange County Surgical Errors Attorneys

Serving Medical Malpractice Victims and Their Families Since 2004

If you or a loved one has undergone surgery, you know how nerve-wracking it can be. Even the simplest of procedures can cause anxiety and stress. Unfortunately, sometimes the outcome of a surgery is not what was expected because of a surgical error. When this happens, it is crucial to know what qualifies as a surgical error and what your legal options are.

What Is a Surgical Error?

A surgical error refers to any mistake made during surgery that could have been avoided if proper procedures had been followed.

Surgical errors can include but are not limited to the following:

  • Anesthesia errors
    Such errors can include administering the wrong dose, using the wrong type of anesthesia, or failing to monitor the patient closely during the procedure. Anesthesia errors can lead to serious complications such as brain damage, organ failure, and even death. 
  • Wrong-site surgery
    This error occurs when a surgeon operates on the wrong part of the body, either on the wrong side or even on the wrong patient altogether. Such mistakes may sound unimaginable, but they happen more often than you might expect.
  • Leaving foreign objects inside the patient
    Surgical teams must account for every instrument and piece of material before and after a procedure. However, mistakes still happen. Metal clamps, sponges, and even needles are sometimes left inside a patient. This error creates a dangerous situation that can create infections and internal damage.
  • Infections
    When a medical professional neglects sterilization techniques during surgery, patients are left vulnerable to harmful bacterial infections. Unsanitary surfaces or instruments can create these infections, or bacteria could be present in the operating room. 

Common causes of surgical errors include:

  • Inadequate training
  • Miscommunication
  • Fatigue
  • Stress

Surgical errors are devastating events that can leave patients with life-altering injuries, result in severe medical complications, or lead to death.

What Are the Legal Options for Surgical Error Victims and Their Families?

If you or a loved one has been a victim of surgical error, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. Damages for a surgical error claim can include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • And more

To pursue legal action, you must prove that the surgical error happened due to medical malpractice. The legal process involved with pursuing a medical malpractice claim can be complex, so it is essential that you hire an experienced medical malpractice attorney to help you navigate the process effectively. Your attorney will be able to carry the legal burden for you while you concentrate on healing, adjusting to your new circumstances, and moving on with your life.

Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Experienced Surgical Error Attorneys in Orange County Today!

Have you or a loved one been the victim of surgical error? If so, it is crucial that you seek the assistance of an experienced medical malpractice attorney. A knowledgeable and skilled medical malpractice lawyer can help you navigate the complex legal processes that these types of cases involve, hold those responsible accountable, and obtain the compensation you need and deserve.

At The Law Office of Marshall Silberberg, we have a proven track record of achieving multi-million dollar results through successful jury trials and negotiated settlements. With over three decades of experience specializing in medical malpractice cases, our lead trial lawyer is well-equipped to handle your case. Rest assured, we have the necessary resources, including a physician on staff and a network of expert consultants, to pursue those responsible for your injuries, pain, and suffering and recover the compensation you need and deserve.

To learn more about The Law Office of Marshall Silberberg, read our clients’ testimonials.

Ready to talk? Call us at (949) 565-4281 or contact us online today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with our experienced surgical error lawyers in Orange County.

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Our ability to win in front of juries and obtain meaningful settlements through negotiation for our clients is evident in our record of multi-million dollar results. Our lead trial lawyer has more than three decades of experience in personal injury and medical malpractice cases. When we take on a case, you may count on us to have the resources to pursue those responsible. Our firm has a physician on staff and utilizes a network of excellent experts who can lend insight into your case. From our office in Irvine, we proudly serve clients throughout Orange County and beyond.

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    • Failure to Treat $6,250,000
    • Failure to Diagnose $8,800,000
    • Medical Malpractice $8,000,000
    • Catastrophic Surgical Error $28,700,000
    • Medical Malpractice $5,700,000
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