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Surgical Error Lawyer in Pittsburgh & Homestead, PA

Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorney Representing You And Your Injured Loved Ones Throughout Western Pennsylvania

Approximately 4,000 avoidable and preventable surgical errors occur each year in the United States.  Surgeons are required to identify what part of a patient’s body they are operating on.   Remember, safe and good medical care requires good choices and when surgeons make unsafe choices, often times, medical malpractice occurs.  Unsafe choices by surgeons can leave the patient with horrific injuries and the patient must deal with life-long harm.   If we hold unsafe surgeons responsible, we are all safer in the long run and patient care will improve.

Some common causes of surgical errors and injury include:

  • Wrong-site surgery
  • Cutting an organ not involved in the planned surgery
  • Nerve injuries from being cut or pierced
  • Wrong surgical procedure
  • Surgical instrument(s) left in the body
  • Surgery unrelated to the patient’s diagnosis
  • Wrong patient surgery
  • Damage from a planned surgery

In the event that a surgeon cuts an organ undesignated for surgery without diagnosing it, it is sometimes negligence. However, if a surgeon cuts the incorrect structure during surgery, but then recognizes their mistake and utilizes all measures to properly fix it, negligence becomes more complicated to prove. These are but two examples illustrating the importance of contacting professional legal assistance with your issue at hand.

Surgeons will often include in their dictated operative note of a surgical error or complication. These records will be closely reviewed by some of the top surgeons in the country who are dedicated to improving patient safety.  If you suspect that you or a loved one has been injured due to a surgical error, please contact me at (412) 368-8398 or fill out the online contact form for a free consultation. I will thoroughly review your case and explain the appropriate action and necessary next steps. If you or your loved one has sustained injuries, I will strive for maximum compensation to aid in a full recovery. All important decisions and matters regarding your case will personally be discussed between you and me.

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Homestead PA, 15120

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Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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