When surgery has a negative result rather than a therapeutic outcome, it is reasonable to question what went wrong and why. Certain types of surgical errors are obvious and readily point to a case of negligence:
- Operating on the wrong limb or body part
- Leaving a foreign object in the body
- Anesthesia errors, such as administration of drugs at too high or too low of a dosage
- Perforation of nearby body parts during surgery, such as the bowels or an artery
Is your or your family member's surgical error case a clear case of medical malpractice such as in these examples? Talk to a qualified lawyer to discuss the next step as you and your family seek compensation for resulting losses from the negligent doctor or hospital:
- Compensation for additional medical expenses, such as lifetime care for severe brain injury resulting from anesthesia errors
- Compensation for lost wages and related losses such as costs of ongoing or necessary future medical care resulting from the surgical error injury
- Compensation for lifelong pain and suffering of the victim
- Loss of society and companionship of family members when a loved one is killed
Tenacious Fighters in Medical Malpractice Cases
The Jasmer Law Firm is known for our tenacity in our relentless pursuit of justice for our clients who have been injured through negligence of others — including surgeons. We leave no stone unturned when it comes to battling on behalf of the medical malpractice victims we represent. When high-powered lawyers attempt to stop us from recovering compensation for our clients, we are consistently able to defeat their efforts.
David S. Jasmer has helped achieve over $85 million total in verdicts and settlements since 1996.
Contact a Cook County surgery malpractice law firm for advice, information and help after suffering injury or loss of your family member due to death caused by a surgical error.
Was the Surgeon Justified in Committing an Error? Do Medical Records Reveal the Truth?
Sometimes a surgical error may appear to be a justifiable and unexpected negative turn of events. The true cause of internal bleeding after an operation may not be easily detectable. However, a surgeon may have failed to close bleeding veins before sewing up the person.
On the medical charts, it may seem to have been a natural and unpredictable change in the patient's condition during the period of recovery after surgery. Getting to the bottom of the cause of this type of surgical error after the fact may prove to be difficult to impossible. An autopsy may reveal the cause of death if the patient dies. Otherwise, the real reason may never come to light.
Contact an Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyer
The Jasmer Law Firm offers free initial consultations. We offer evening and weekend appointments and can come to your hospital or home if needed. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that we do not charge attorney fees until and unless we help you obtain monetary compensation. To contact a Chicago surgical errors lawyer, call 312-386-7011 or 866-920-6021.