Greenville Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Whether you are having surgery to remove your appendix or you are having spinal surgery, patients across the America put their lives into the hands of trained medical professionals every day with the trust that the procedure will go over successfully and no mistakes made. Unfortunately, for some, surgical errors can happen. If you believe you were injured due to a surgical error, our Greenville medical malpractice attorney is ready to hear your case.
Contact our offices to speak an attorney from Harris Law Firm, PLLC today. 877-714-4171
Surgical Errors & Medical Malpractice
It is important to note that not all surgical errors can be considered medical malpractice. Medical malpractice is defined as medical treatment that does not adhere to an acceptable standard of medical care, and as a result of the sub-standard care, you were injured. A surgical error is a preventable mistake that occurs during the surgery that is beyond the standard risks that patient was informed about prior to agreeing to the procedure.
Common Reasons Surgical Errors Occur
- Neglect: This could be something as simple as failing to properly sterilize the tools. Ff you got an infection as a result of this negligence, this could be considered a surgical error. If a surgeon neglects to take proper care during any part of the surgery, it can be considered malpractice.
- Incompetence: Perhaps the surgeon who elected to perform your surgery was inexperienced and made a mistake another, more experienced surgeon would have not done.
- Communication Failure: Miscommunications in the surgical room happen more often than people would like to believe. There are cases of surgeons amputating the wrong limb due to miscommunication or a nurse marking the wrong limb.
- Substance Abuse: Surgeons are people just like us, which means they can turn to drugs and alcohol to cope with the stresses they face as surgeons.
Contact a Greenville Medical Malpractice Attorney
When you put your trust in the trained medical professionals of your hospital, it can be devastating to wake up after a surgery only to find out you now have to live with a serious life-altering injury. At Harris Law Firm, PLLC, we believe you have the right to seek compensation if you were injured due to medical malpractice.
Give us a call to get started today. 877-714-4171