Tampa Surgical Error Lawyer
Thousands of surgeries are being performed this very minute, and most of those patients will have a desirable outcome from their procedures. Surgery is not nearly as risky as it once was; robotic tools, sterile operating environments, powerful medications, and decades of experience and education in every operating room, most surgical procedures go smoothly, or at least patient’s outcomes are generally better than before their procedures. Tragically, this is not the case 100 percent of the time. Surgeons do make errors, and their errors can be fatal. If you or a loved one suffered at the hands of a negligent surgeon, Freidin Brown, P.A. is here to help. Our Tampa surgical error lawyer will look over your case for evidence of negligence and help you with the next steps.
Surgeons are Bound by the Standard of Care
As with any medical procedure or treatment, there is an inherent risk that comes with surgery. A patient could have a bad reaction to an anesthesia medication that no one was aware of. There may have been unforeseen complications with removing a tumor in the brain. The titanium plates or screws holding a patient’s femur together may come loose with time for an unknown reason. The point is, not every surgical flaw or undesirable outcome is the fault of a surgeon or the hospital. In order for a medical malpractice claim to be successful, it must be established that the surgeon violated the standard of care. The standard of care refers to the way in which a particular patient (with a specific injury or illness) should be treated by their healthcare team—in this case their surgeon. For example, a patient with a displaced fracture may require a specific type of surgery. If a surgeon performs a different type of surgery, performs a flawed version of the surgery, or makes other errors while performing that surgery that fall out of line with the standard of care, the patient has a viable medical malpractice claim.
Common Surgical Errors
- Failure to communicate with the patient, such as an omission of the complications that go with the surgery
- Failure to inform the patient about post operative care (what they can and cannot do following the surgery)
- Operating on the wrong patient
- Operating on the wrong body part
- Performing an unnecessary surgery
- Anesthesia errors
- Damaging another body part during the surgery (nerve, muscle tissue, bone, tendon, or other organ)
- Causing unnecessary harm during the surgery
- Leaving a surgical tool, gauze, or other foreign objects inside the patient
- Negligence that leads to infection, such as not following standard sanitary protocol
- Another error that is caused by a lack of skill, knowledge, care, or diligence on behalf of the surgeon or the surgical team
Call a Tampa Surgical Error Lawyer Today
Surgical error victims can file a claim against or sue their practitioner for medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of joy of life, lost earning ability, and more. You did not deserve the outcome that was forced upon you. Let our Tampa surgical error lawyers assist in filing a claim for maximum compensation on your behalf. Call Freidin Brown, P.A. today at 866-511-3321 to schedule a free consultation.