We Are Here To Help When Surgical Errors Occur
All surgeries have the potential for risk, but when there is an error or negligent act by the medical team, the patient may suffer medical malpractice. If you or a family member has been harmed by a surgical error, it is best to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible.
The law office of Smith, Meier & Webb, LPA, provides medical malpractice representation to patients and their families in Ohio. Led by principal attorney John D. Smith, we are an experienced legal team who has the resources to investigate complex medical malpractice claims. Working with our network of trusted medical experts, we will determine liability for your injury.
Surgical Errors And Negligence Can Cause Serious Injuries
Laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery (MIS) and robotic surgery have become popular for numerous procedures, including gallbladder surgery, some hysterectomies and stomach surgeries. Unfortunately, laparoscopic surgical procedures make it more difficult for the surgeon to visualize the organs. Errors such as nicking or puncturing an organ are not uncommon.
There are many additional types of surgical errors and negligence, including:
- Anesthesia errors
- Failures in post-operative care
- Leaving instruments in patients
- Unnecessary surgery
Patients may suffer serious injuries such as organ damage, nerve injuries, paralysis, brain damage from lack of oxygen, chronic pain, amputation, sepsis or internal bleeding. These injuries may result in temporary or permanent disability, or wrongful death.
To recover adequate compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages, you need an attorney who understands the complexities of medical malpractice cases. When we determine who is liable for your injury, we work diligently to hold the negligent parties accountable.