Chester County Surgical Malpractice Lawyer

Surgeons can heal patients and save lives when they perform operations successfully. Unfortunately, that means surgeons are also in a position to harm patients or even allow them to lose their lives if they are negligent when performing operations or monitoring patients after surgery.

If this has happened to you or a loved one, you may be eligible to recover compensation for such losses as medical bills, funeral expenses, and more.

Review your case with a Chester County surgical malpractice attorney at The Weitz Firm, LLC to discuss your legal options. We will help you better understand whether you have grounds to file a medical malpractice claim. If you choose to, we can also offer representation, optimizing your chances of recovering the full amount of compensation for which you may be eligible.


Surgical malpractice comes in many forms. Surgical errors include (but are not necessarily limited to) the following:

  • Performing surgery on the wrong patient, the wrong body part, or on the wrong side of the body
  • Performing the wrong procedure
  • Leaving surgical instruments inside a patient’s body
  • Anesthesia error
  • Failure to monitor a patient’s condition and vital signs during surgery
  • Failure to monitor a patient after a procedure

It’s worth noting that patients also have a right to be informed of the risks associated with a certain procedure before agreeing to undergo it. Many forms of surgery naturally involve some degree of risk. Patients must be thoroughly informed so they can make critical decisions regarding whether the potential consequences of undergoing a procedure outweigh the benefits. Thus, when patients are harmed because they agreed to undergo surgical procedures without being aware of the risks, they may be eligible to recover compensation.


Various factors can allow surgical errors to be made. They include:

  • Inexperience: Sometimes, surgeons lack the training or experience necessary to perform certain procedures safely.
  • Fatigue: Surgeons and members of surgical teams may be more likely to make mistakes when they are tired, overworked, or both.
  • Lack of communication: Communication between surgeons, members of their team, and other medical professionals is key to guarding against surgical malpractice. Errors during surgery often occur as a result of miscommunication or lack of communication.
  • Intoxication: Although this should never happen, reports indicate that surgeons sometimes operate on patients while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Regardless of the cause, if you have been injured or a loved one has died due to surgical error, the experts at our Chester County surgical malpractice law firm can assist you by:

  • Reviewing your case to determine if it has merit
  • Investigating the case to gather evidence of negligence
  • Determining how much compensation you may deserve
  • Filing a claim or lawsuit on your behalf
  • Negotiating for a proper settlement


You deserve to be compensated if you have been harmed or a loved one has died as a result of a surgeon’s negligence. At The Weitz Firm, LLC, a Chester County surgical malpractice attorney is prepared to help you fight for what you are owed. Learn more about how we can help by contacting us online or calling us.

Chester County Surgical Malpractice Lawyer


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