Every surgery has its risks. You know that going in. You expect your surgeon, your doctor and other medical staff to do everything in their power to minimize those risks and put you in the best position to recover.
It is one thing when surgery does not have expected positive results because of unexpected complications or because a patient’s body does not respond as surgeons anticipated. For example, carpal tunnel syndrome surgery sometimes does not relieve numbness as hoped, but rather, increases dysfunction of a wrist or hand. It may be difficult to show that a doctor was negligent when the outcome of surgery is unsatisfactory for unknown reasons.
It is another thing altogether when clear, undisputed negligence in the form of a blatant surgical error causes harm to a patient. When a surgeon leaves a foreign object in the body or operates on the wrong body part, it is obvious to any reasonable person that the surgeon was negligent and should be held accountable.
Grey areas sometimes arise when medical experts may have different opinions about how an operation went and what was the cause of complications and problems that resulted:
- Anesthesia errors may be difficult to discover and explain.
- It may be a matter of opinion whether surgery was necessary or not.
- Doctors may disagree about whether a cesarean section was delayed inappropriately.
Even a small post-surgical error can lead to big health problems down the road. If you believe you have been the victim of medical malpractice, you want an experienced lawyer on your side.
We handle a variety of post-surgery error claims, including:
- Failure to monitor
- Early hospital release
- Medication errors
Doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals often have varying opinions about proper post-surgery care and what possible complications need to be addressed. We work with outside experts and medical professionals who can help us understand what led to your condition and whether or not it was negligence.
At Rosenn, Jenkins and Greenwald, LLP, our Wilkes-Barre surgical error attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights of medical malpractice victims. As one of the oldest and largest firms in northeast Pennsylvania, we have the experience and the resources to help our clients through the entire recovery process. We will make sure you have access to proper medical care and financial compensation.
To build strong cases on behalf of our clients who have been injured or lost loved ones due to surgical errors, our medical malpractice attorneys often work together with medical experts whose opinions are widely respected.
If you have a medical condition or concern that requires surgery, there are many steps to making a full recovery. Completing a successful initial surgery is only the first step in addressing your medical concerns. The greatest risk for many patients is not in the surgery itself, but in the recovery process after. That is why post-surgical errors can be so costly.