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.
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
- 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.