All surgeries involve the risk of complications. However, that risk is not without limits. Extensive harm sometimes arises from medical errors or negligence. These oversights can leave you with more severe injuries than when you entered the hospital.
What Went Wrong?
Surgical errors may range from minor lapses to serious or even fatal mistakes. There is no excuse for any type of error. Even the simplest cosmetic surgical procedures may result in lifelong consequences.
Examples of common errors include:
Operating on the wrong area of the body
Performing the wrong surgery
Performing surgery on the wrong patient
Leaving items inside the patient during surgery
Puncturing organs or perforating bowels
Nicking nerve tissue, resulting in nerve damage
Failing to review your medical history
Improperly administering anesthesia
Serious complications can also result from your caregiver's failure to properly monitor your health before, during and after surgery.
Pursue Accountability And Justice
At the Delaware law firm of Murphy & Landon, we have vast experience handling many types of medical malpractice cases, including surgical errors. We will not hesitate to pursue full accountability against the surgeon, anesthesiologist, surgical staff or hospital responsible for the harm you have suffered.
How can you know your case is in good hands with our lawyers? Take a look at our many million-dollar recoveries on behalf of injury and malpractice victims. This proven record demonstrates the diligence we will bring to your case.
Take the first step by arranging a free case evaluation with one of our Wilmington-based attorneys. Submit the online contact form or call 302-472-8100 to get started.
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Murphy & Landon is located in Wilmington, Delaware. We serve clients throughout New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties and beyond, including Dover and Newark.