Was There An Error During Surgery?
We have all heard the horror stories. A patient goes in for one surgical procedure, but the surgeon performs another. The wrong limb is amputated. A healthy kidney is removed. Sponges or surgical instruments are left inside the patient.
These surgical errors should never happen — but they occur with alarming frequency. In fact, according to a study by HealthGrades Inc., as many as 195,000 people could be dying in U.S. hospitals each year because of preventable medical errors.
If you were injured by a surgical error or if someone you love suffered a wrongful death because of a preventable medical error, please consult with one of our skilled lawyers at The Law Offices of Joseph J. Cariglia, P.C., in Worcester, Massachusetts. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and advise you of your legal rights and options.
Experienced Medical Malpractice Representation
Our law firm has successfully represented victims of all kinds of surgical errors, including:
- Performing the wrong surgery
- Anesthesia errors
- Operating on the wrong patient
- Instruments left behind
- Inadequate post-surgical care
- Perforation of organs
- Postoperative infection
- Additional surgeries to repair damage
As with all medical malpractice claims, our lawyers must submit the case to a medical tribunal, which will determine whether a standard of care was violated. If so, we will have your medical records reviewed by another surgeon who will provide an expert opinion about whether malpractice occurred.
Throughout the process, you will be kept informed of developments in your case. Our lawyers pursue surgical malpractice claims not only to win compensation for our clients, but also to help keep our health care system safer for everyone.
We Can Discuss Your Rights After Surgeon Neglect Or Doctor Negligence
To arrange a free initial consultation and case evaluation, please contact our firm today by calling 866-491-6561. Located in Worcester, we represent clients throughout central Massachusetts.