Surgery requires meticulous precision and attention. Surgeons must have the skills, training and experience to anticipate potential problems and respond quickly under pressure. Any number of things could go wrong at any step in the process.
FAILURE TO EXPLAIN KNOWN RISKS
All surgical procedures, no matter how seemingly benign, involve some risks. Your doctor is responsible for explaining the known risks of surgical procedures before you submit to them. If you were not forewarned of a risk or complication that later became a reality, you may have a medical malpractice claim.
Our firm works with medical experts to uncover whether our clients' surgical injuries were known risks that should have been disclosed. For example, we recently handled a case involving a deviated septum, which is typically corrected through a relatively minor surgical procedure on the nose. The doctor failed to warn the patient that loss of sight was a known risk for the procedure. When the patient ended up blind in one eye, we held the doctor responsible for malpractice.
DEFECTIVE SURGICAL DEVICES
Like many other products, surgical devices and instruments are sometimes subject to recalls due to dangerous defects. But these devices may still remain in distribution, and surgeons sometimes use recalled devices or instruments, causing great harm to patients.
OTHER SURGICAL ERRORS
We represent those who have suffered the misfortune of any type of surgical error, including:
Based in Phoenix, our attorneys handle surgical injury cases throughout Arizona and across the country. We can readily travel to your location to provide the attentive legal guidance you need.
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For a free consultation with our firm, call 602-254-9813 or contact us online. We offer contingency-fee representation in surgical injury cases — you pay no fees unless we win compensation for you. Hablamos Español.
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