Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyers Fight to Get Victims of Surgical Errors the Justice and Compensation they need to Recover
Our decades of medical malpractice negotiation, litigation experience and attention to detail are your best tools for a successful outcome
Surgical procedures are often an intimidating and stressful experience. You must relinquish control to your physician and team of healthcare providers and trust that they are competent to handle whatever potential situations may arise. Unfortunately, thousands of surgical mistakes happen each year leading to millions of dollars in malpractice liability payments. The Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers at McCann & Wall have helped numerous patients and their families recover maximum compensation for the injuries and complications they’ve suffered after a surgical error.
Surgical and post-surgical errors result from negligent and reckless actions that fail to adhere to an accepted standard of care
The National Practitioner Data Bank collects medical liability claims data and illustrates the disturbing frequency of surgical errors. As many as 80 avoidable mistakes occur each week in the United States. A successful and error-free surgery requires extensive communication and collaboration from several different providers. Failing to follow established practices and procedures leads to devastating consequences. Our Philadelphia malpractice lawyers routinely handle surgical negligence cases involving
- Operating on the incorrect surgical site
- Leaving surgical implements and tools such as sponges and towels inside the patient
- Cutting incorrect muscles, tendons and ligaments
- Perforating or puncturing organs and soft tissues
- Performing the wrong type of surgery
- Administering an incorrect type or amount of anesthesia
- Failing to properly monitor the patient following surgery
- Making fast and reckless decisions during surgery
- Failing to communicate with all members of the surgical and post-surgical team
Prior to surgery, doctors discuss a laundry list of potential complications that may occur. However, this does not relieve them from liability for negligent and reckless mistakes. Surgical errors often require additional corrective surgeries and medical treatments that impact patients and families physically, emotionally and financially. Our malpractice attorneys take the time to fully investigate your case, analyze your medical records and gather evidence to support your claims and help you achieve a favorable resolution.
Our Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyers Understand what it Takes to Successfully Pursue Medical Malpractice Claims
If you or a loved one suffered additional complications as a result of a surgical or post-surgical error, you deserve a dedicated and staunch ally to represent your best interests. It is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible after you discover that a mistake has been made to ensure that you are able to recover full compensation. At McCann & Wall, our Philadelphia medical negligence lawyers represent clients throughout southeast Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Delaware and New Jersey. Call us at 215-569-8488 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.