Fight Surgical Errors with Dedicated Indianapolis Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Whether it’s a major or minor procedure, undergoing surgery always brings some amount of stress and fear to you as a patient. You may have spent months researching doctors, finding the physician with the best possible reputation in their field and a stellar safety record to perform your procedure. No matter how carefully you choose your doctor, however, mistakes can happen during your surgery that can cause serious health issues, and in severe cases, even disability or death.
Get experienced legal help with your surgical error claim
If you’ve been the victim of a surgical error, then you know how quickly your medical expenses can rack up. You may need extensive treatment or rehabilitation after a mistake committed during surgery. Many patients must undergo a complete surgical revision to correct errors committed by their original doctor. Surgical errors can result in extended recovery times, forcing you and your family to take time off work to help you recover. Don’t let a surgical error leave you struggling to make ends meet. Find out if you could benefit from filing a legal claim to recover money you may be owed after an accident. Contact the Indianapolis medical malpractice attorneys at Lee & Fairman for a free evaluation of your claim.
Negligence by doctors can result in serious injuries
According to research published in the medical journal Patient Safety, between 46% and 65% of all unintended or dangerous events occurring in hospitals were related to surgeries. Certain forms of surgical errors are titled “never events,” due to the fact that they are considered entirely avoidable and thus should never occur. Research conducted by Johns Hopkins University on surgical never events uncovered that about 4,000 claims based on surgical never events are filed each year, resulting in millions of dollars in malpractice lawsuit damages. Additionally, patients filing claims based on surgical never events have a mortality rate of over 6%, suffer temporary injury at a rate of nearly 60%, and receive permanent injury in nearly 33% of cases.
Surgical never events include:
- Surgeons leaving an object in their patient
- Performing a surgery on the wrong patient
- Performing a surgery on the wrong body part
- Performing the wrong procedure on the patient
Contact an attorney as soon as possible after a surgical error
After you’re injured by a surgical error, don’t wait to file a claim for damages. Contact the seasoned, knowledgeable, and effective Indianapolis medical malpractice lawyers at Lee & Fairman for a consultation on your claim, at 317-631-5151.