Surgical Error Lawyer Cleveland OH
No matter how minor a surgical procedure is, there is always some sort of risk that is involved. Even what appears to be a surgery that should be minimally invasive, there is always a risk that the patient can end up with a serious injury or even die. In some of these cases, there is no way to avoid the patient’s death. They may have some unknown medical condition that caused the complication responsible for the death or maybe they had a reaction to the anesthesia. These are examples of causes that are beyond the control of medical professionals. However, there are far too many cases in Ohio and across the U.S. where the patient’s death is a result of negligence on the part of the surgeon or other medical professionals involved in the patient’s care. In these tragic cases, a surgical error lawyer Cleveland OH clients trust can help families get financial justice for their loved one’s death.
Medical Malpractice or Fate?
A medical malpractice lawsuit is a personal injury claim that is filed against a medical professional and/or medical facility because there was negligence that resulted in the harm or death of a patient. In order to determine whether or not malpractice exists in a case, the courts will look to see if the negligent conduct violated the medical standard of care that a reasonable surgeon or other medical professional with similar background and qualifications would have performed under similar circumstances.
Some of the more common surgical errors that a Cleveland OH surgical error lawyer sees in the cases he or she handles include:
- Giving the patient the incorrect amount of anesthesia
- Slicing or cutting into an artery or vein
- Operating on the wrong body part
- Performing the wrong procedure on the patient
- Performing a procedure that was not necessary
- Using surgical techniques or procedures that are considered too risky
- Leaving objects, such as sponges or surgical tools, inside the patient
- Failure to monitor the patient for any complications, such as difficulty breathing, excessive bleeding, or infection
Have You Lost a Loved One Because of Medical Negligence?
Surgeons and other medical professionals have a legal obligation to provide reasonably competent medical care to their patients. If your loved one died during surgery or from complications following the procedure and you suspect that medical negligence was to blame, contact Mishkind Kulwicki Law Co., L.P.A. Call our office today and schedule a free and confidential consultation with a skilled Cleveland OH surgical error lawyer and find out how we can help your family get the financial compensation your family deserves. While no amount of money will ever replace your loved one, it can provide financial relief for the losses your family is dealing with, including the medical bills to treat your loved one, funeral and burial expenses, and loss of their income and work benefits.