Jackson Surgical Error Attorney
Surgical Malpractice & Negligence in Mississippi
Surgical errors are among the most serious examples of medical malpractice in the United States. These errors are often referred to within the medical community as “never events,” as there is simply no excuse for them ever occurring. However, in addition to having some of the most catastrophic consequences, surgical errors are among the most common medical mistakes nationwide.
If you were injured or if someone you love tragically died due to a surgeon’s error or another medical provider’s negligence, reach out to our team at ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP right away. Our Jackson surgical error attorneys have extensive experience handling complex medical malpractice cases, including all types of surgical negligence claims. We are dedicated to holding medical professionals accountable when they fail to provide an acceptable level of treatment and care to patients, and we can fight tirelessly for the justice you and your family deserve.
How Common Are Surgical Errors?
Surgical errors are shockingly common in the U.S. According to commonly cited data from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), there are more than 4,000 preventable surgical errors in hospitals and other healthcare facilities nationwide every year. These types of cases account for the majority of hospital malpractice claims (with delayed diagnosis and misdiagnosis comprising the majority of outpatient-related medical malpractice cases).
The NCBI also reports that some of the most common surgical errors including operating on the wrong body part, as well as complications involving robotic surgery. However, data suggest that most surgical errors are made before and after surgery, rather than in the operating room. Failure to obtain informed consent, poor pre-operation procedures, and negligent aftercare may all constitute “surgical errors” and can serve as grounds for litigation.
Examples of Surgical Errors
Some relatively common examples of surgical errors include:
- Wrong-site surgery
- Failing to provide a patient with proper instructions before or after surgery
- Operating on the wrong patient
- Causing nerve damage during an operation
- Anesthesia errors
- Performing an incision at the wrong site
- Leaving equipment or surgical instruments in the body
- Accidentally cutting or damaging a nearby organ or bodily structure
- Damaging surrounding tissue
- Failing to provide adequate follow-up care
- Failing to monitor the patient’s vital signs during an operation
- Failing to adequately recognize/address signs of patient distress
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of surgery complications
- Improper treatment of surgical infections
Often, surgical errors are caused by poor communication between medical professionals and/or departments, improper or inadequate preoperative planning, or unsafe work processes. Fatigue, alcohol or drug use, and incompetence can all also play a role, as can neglect or even intentional misconduct.
In any case, proving that you or your loved one received improper medical care before, during, or after surgery can be extremely difficult without the help of a skilled and experienced attorney. These cases are notoriously complex, and it is strongly advised that you work with a knowledgeable legal team to improve the chance of a favorable outcome.
At ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP, we fight for maximum compensation for our clients. We do not back down for a challenge, and we are known for aggressively defending our clients’ rights. Our Jackson surgical error attorneys can help you understand your legal rights and options during a free initial consultation; contact us today to learn more.
Compensation for Victims & Their Families
Victims of surgical errors frequently sustain devastating injuries and life-threatening complications, ranging from serious infections to nerve damage to paralysis and more. In many cases, surgical errors are, tragically, fatal.
If you were injured or suffered preventable complications after a surgical error, or if your loved one died due to complications arising from a surgeon or another healthcare provider’s negligence, you deserve justice. Our attorneys are here to help you fight for the full, fair compensation you are owed, even if that means going to trial.
While every case is different, and the exact value of your claim will depend on the various unique factors involved, many victims of surgical errors are able to recover compensation for the following types of damages:
- Emergency medical treatment
- Reasonable and necessary medical care
- Lost income/wages
- Diminished earning ability
- Lost future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional and/or mental distress
- Miscellaneous out-of-pocket expenses
Additionally, eligible surviving family members may be able to recover compensation for damages related to the loss of their loved one in a wrongful death case. Our Jackson surgical error attorneys can help you in this process, all while providing the compassionate, personalized legal support you deserve.
Learn How We Can Help During a Free Consultation
Moving forward with your life after a serious injury or life-altering diagnosis can be extremely difficult, especially when it occurs due to a trusted medical provider’s negligence. At ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP, we understand the challenges you are facing—and we are here to help.
Our attorneys have extensive experience in medical malpractice law. We have won millions in compensation for our clients, both in settlements and verdicts. Our firm has earned a reputation for aggressive client advocacy, even in the toughest and most complex of cases. We are prepared to stand up for you and your rights, including your right to justice and fair financial compensation.