Chicago Surgical Errors
Compensation for Medical Malpractice
We often use surgery as a metaphor for the most complicated thing in the world. It isn’t far from the truth, but those who perform it have undergone years and years of education of the human body and years dedicated solely to the practice of surgery. Those who are working on the operating table are only there if they have proven themselves in the necessary capacities.
While working on the human body, there are thousands of factors to consider at once, but we trust these individuals to make the correct decisions when they are required. These mistakes can alter a life forever and result in devastating loss for a family. If you or a loved have been the victim of a surgical error, we urge you to contact our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys.
Common Types of Surgical Error
Whether one’s surgery is cosmetic, as in a plastic surgery, or medically necessary to fix a physical ailment, surgeons are held to high standards that they unfortunately often do not meet.
Common errors include:
- Retained surgical instruments
- Wrong patient surgery
- Wrong site surgery
- Errors in anesthesia
- Residual nerve damage
There is an intricate system that includes surgery schedulers who themselves often have medical experience. When mistakes are made in scheduling, sites of surgeries, even kinds of surgeries, can be incorrectly documented, and a doctor could perform surgery on the wrong patient.
Obtaining Your Financial Retribution
What you and your family recover will vary with the circumstances and severity of the surgical error, but many of these cases require more surgeries, for which people should be compensated.
You may be able to recover compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Loss of physical ability
- Wrongful death
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of companionship
- Punitive damages for recklessness
To partially regain what you have lost due to the negligence or irresponsibility of a surgeon, call Romanucci & Blandin, LLC at (312) 313-0266. Our experience, combined with our passion and determination, speaks to a high likelihood of your desired outcome.