Philadelphia Attorneys New Jersey Attorneys Pennsylvania Lawyers Golomb & Honik P.C.

Surgical Error Attorneys

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Nationwide

There is no such thing as a “routine” surgery, and every surgical procedure is accompanied by inherent risks. But patients have a right to reasonably expect that surgical errors caused by a medical professional’s negligence not be the cause of complications.

Like other types of medical malpractice, surgical errors can result in long-term or fatal injuries, leaving individuals and families with extensive medical bills and other expenses. The Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys at Golomb & Honik represent victims of surgical errors and other forms of medical negligence as they pursue the financial compensation and justice to which they are entitled.

Common Surgical Errors

Mistakes can occur in any surgical procedure, from pacemaker placement to plastic surgery. Common surgical errors in medical malpractice cases include but are not limited to:

  • Anesthesia errors
  • Damage to adjacent organs, nerves, blood vessels, muscles, etc.
  • Catheter errors
  • Failure to detect and respond to surgical complications
  • Failure to monitor vital signs
  • Failure to prevent or properly treat an infection
  • Failure to properly place a medical device
  • Foreign objects left in surgical site
  • Surgery performed on the wrong site
  • Wrong surgical procedure performed

While surgical errors are a frequent focus of medical malpractice lawsuits, a poor surgical outcome alone does not establish medical negligence.

Surgical Errors and Medical Malpractice

To demonstrate that a surgeon, anesthesiologist or other medical professional was negligent in committing a surgical error, it must be proven that the medical professional deviated from or failed to apply an accepted standard of care, and that your injuries were the direct result of the mistake.

This generally requires consulting with other surgeons or medical experts in a related field, who can determine whether accepted standards of practice were followed and whether or not the surgical error was the result of negligence. The medical malpractice attorneys at Golomb & Honik have the knowledge and resources to thoroughly research the circumstances surrounding your claim and collaborate with the appropriate medical specialists to ensure your case has a strong foundation.

If you suffered an injury during surgery that you believe was caused by the negligence of a surgeon or other attending healthcare provider, please contact the Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys at Golomb & Honik for your no-cost case evaluation. We welcome clients from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and across the United States.

Golomb & Honik

215.985.9177 | 855.889.5389

1515 Market Street , Suite 1100 Philadelphia, PA 19102