Surgical Errors Can Lead To New Medical Issues

You had surgery to fix a problem. If something went wrong during the surgery, you may have additional medical issues to battle. Surgeons have a duty to perform procedures with the utmost care, yet even minor lapses in the level of judgment, skill or attentiveness they are responsible for can result in serious harm to their patients.

In instances involving surgical errors and complications, Wise Morrissey Kaveny LLC fully understands the standard of care that surgeons must observe. As your effective legal counsel, we are ready to litigate when that standard is not met because of negligence. Our medical malpractice attorneys will work hard to recover damages for pain and suffering, lost wages, additional medical expenses and other costs directly related to a surgical error.

Certainly all surgeries, no matter how minor, can carry some risk. However, surgical errors can involve such negligence as:

  • Performing incorrect or unnecessary procedures
  • Operating on the wrong part of the body
  • Operating on the wrong patient
  • Leaving foreign objects inside the patient
  • Anesthesiology errors
  • Post-operative infection

This Is The Time To Contact A Lawyer

To learn more about your options when you or a loved one has been injured by surgical errors and complications in Illinois, please contact us online or call our Chicago office at 312-985-0930. Your consultation is free.

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