If you or a loved one has been injured by surgical treatment, a surgical error lawyer at Golitko & Daly in Indianapolis, IN, can provide aggressive representation to hold the responsible parties accountable. Surgical errors are typically preventable, and are often the result of negligence by a medical professional. These errors can cause the victim and their family members a great deal of unnecessary pain and trauma, and in some cases, a surgical error can be fatal. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a careless surgical error, contact our law firm today to discuss your case with our proven attorneys. We offer free consultations to review all of your legal options and your case.
Types of Surgical Errors
At Golitko & Daly, our attorneys are experienced in representing patients and their families in the event of a surgical error. Our legal team can provide you with proven legal representation in a variety of surgical error cases. Your case can be based on a range of errors that medical professionals can make before, during, and after surgery, including:
- Not creating a surgical plan
- Ignoring or failing to complete a full patient history
- Failing to advise of potential risks
- Delaying surgery for insufficient reasons, leading to further complications
- Performing surgery on the wrong area of the body
- Performing procedures that are not necessary
- Negligently using surgical equipment and instruments
- Insufficient sanitary and hygienic preparations
- Leaving surgical tools in the patient’s body
- Misdiagnosing symptoms or failing to recognize severity or appearance of symptoms
- Damaging other parts of the body during surgery
- Doctors, nurses, and other staff failing to provide proper attention
- Making reckless decisions under pressure
- Misreading or ignoring lab results
- Failing to follow up with a patient after surgery
- Discharging a patient prematurely
Effects of Surgical Errors on Patients and Families
Surgical errors are a form of medical malpractice that can cause countless problems for both the patient and their loved ones. Some errors can result in unnecessary, permanent scarring or disfiguration, while others can cause severe, permanent damage that requires rehabilitation, long-term care, expensive medical equipment, and more. Additionally, many surgical errors result in extended recovery periods, which require victims and their loved ones to take more time off work, sometimes without pay. This situation can cause undue financial hardship on the patient and their family.
Financial hardship is only one of the many damages a victim and their family members can suffer after a surgical error has been committed. Other damages may include a lowered quality of life for the patient, unnecessary pain and suffering for the patient and family, and, in tragic situations where the error is fatal, funeral expenses and loss of consortium (companionship) for loved ones.
At Golitko & Daly, our attorneys are knowledgeable and experienced with surgical error cases. Our proven track record and dedication to your rights help us to aggressively fight on your behalf.
Experienced, Successful Surgical Errors Attorneys
When pursuing a surgical error lawsuit, it is vital to work with an attorney who has experience with such complex cases. Our skilled attorneys understand what a difficult and stressful time this can be, and can provide you with the assistance and legal representation you require throughout this difficult process. We have handled hundreds of medical malpractice cases, and have won clients full compensation for the surgical errors they have suffered. Our team will fight for your rights to help you and your family receive full restitution for your injuries and damages. Compensation cannot make up for what has happened, but it can help you face the future more comfortably.
Seek Your Deserved Compensation
At Golitko & Daly, our attorneys are knowledgeable and experienced with surgical error cases. Our proven track record and dedication to your rights help us to aggressively fight on your behalf. Contact our law firm today to schedule your free consultation.