When a surgeon or another member of the surgical team does not provide an acceptable standard of care – also known as medical negligence – errors can occur. Surgical errors cause an unacceptably high number of serious injuries and deaths every year across the country, including here in West Virginia.
Surgical errors are considered “never events” – meaning there is never any excuse for them to happen. When a surgical error occurs, you may be able to recover compensation through a medical malpractice suit. Surgical errors can happen during the pre-operative process, the surgical procedure itself, or during post-operative recovery. However, since all surgeries require some amount of risk, it’s important to understand that not every surgery that goes wrong is a case of malpractice.
Some of the most serious types of surgical errors include:
- Wrong site surgery
- Medical instruments left inside the body
- Brain damage due to anesthesia mistakes.
Our experienced Morgantown injury attorneys at Jim Leach, L.C., can help you fight for the justice and compensation you deserve in the event of a serious surgical error. You may be eligible for damages for medical expenses, physical therapy or rehabilitation, loss of income and future earnings, pain and suffering, and more.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a surgical error in the Morgantown, Charleston, or Parkersburg areas of West Virginia, please contact Jim Leach, L.C., today or call 304-865-8530 today to speak with one of our experienced Morgantown injury attorneys.