Surgical Never Event

Surgical Never Events in Orange County

Call (949) 565-4281 If You or a Loved One Have Been Harmed by a Never Event

There are some things that should never occur during surgical procedures. These are called “never events,” which, according to the John Hopkins Medical Malpractice Study, happen no less than 4,000 times per year.

The only cause of a never event is extreme negligence on behalf of the surgeon, nurse, or other hospital staff, and our team at the Law Office of Marshall Silberberg believes you deserve compensation for the injustice done to you.

If you are the victim of a never event in Orange County, contact us today to get started on your case with a free consultation.

What is a Never Event?

A “never event” is defined as any event that should not occur during surgery. This can include the following examples:

  • Leaving a tool or object in a patient
  • Performing surgery on the wrong patient
  • Performing surgery on the wrong body part

It is important to note that a never event is not limited to that which occurs during surgery but also refers to any time a patient sustains an injury that could have and should have been avoided that:

  • Is severe enough to result in permanent disability or death
  • Is avoidable
  • Is clearly identifiable and unambiguous

Recovering Compensation for Damages After a Never Event

A never event is considered medical malpractice. If a never event occurs and a patient suffered injuries as a result, the patient or the family members of the patient have a right to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party for damages.

According to California’s statute of limitations for a medical malpractice lawsuit, the suit must be brought within a year after the plaintiff discovers the injury or within three years of the injury date, whichever comes first. During the suit, the plaintiff and his or her legal counsel must prove that the injuries would not have occurred but for the act of medical malpractice.

If proven, the plaintiff may be able to recover damages for economic and noneconomic losses, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Physical pain
  • Suffering
  • Emotional distresses
  • Lost wages

Have You Been Affected by Medical Malpractice? Call Our Legal Team

If you or someone you love has suffered injury or illness due to the negligence, recklessness, or carelessness of a health care professional, we urge you to get in touch with the Law Office of Marshall Silberberg right away. When you get in touch with our legal team, we will examine every detail associated with your injuries in order to build the strongest case possible. We believe no person deserves to suffer lifelong consequences due to another person’s actions, and that is why we stand ready to fight for your rights both inside and outside the courtroom!

To discuss your case, call (949) 565-4281! We have successfully recovered more than 500,000,000.00 on behalf of the injured.

Why Choose Our Firm?

Skilled Advocacy in Negotiations & At Trial

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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        • Experienced

          Under our representation, your case will be backed by decades of experience; experience that includes hundreds of trial cases and countless courtroom wins. Our straight-shooting, no-nonsense approach has resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements.

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