Undergoing a surgical procedure can sometimes involve a degree of risk. Patients may understand that there is a chance they will be harmed as a result of undergoing surgery. Often, the potential benefits of a successful operation outweigh the risks.
However, there are instances when patients are harmed, fail to make swift recoveries, or even die during or after surgery because a member of the surgical team (or another relevant party, such as the manufacturers of surgical equipment) is negligent.
Victims or their surviving loved ones can seek financial compensation for such losses as their medical bills in these circumstances by filing claims or lawsuits. Their chances of recovering fair compensation are usually greater if they enlist the help of attorneys instead of representing themselves.
If you believe you may have reason to file a claim because a surgeon or other such party carelessly harmed you or a loved one, get in touch with a Chester County, Pennsylvania surgical errors attorney at The Weitz Firm, LLC. We will leverage our experience and resources to help you ensure justice is served.
Surgeons and those assisting them during surgery can make a number of potential mistakes that might result in a patient being harmed, recovering more slowly or less thoroughly than they otherwise would have, or even losing their life. Examples of such errors include (but are not necessarily limited to) the following:
This is not a full list. If you believe you have been harmed or lost a loved one due to a surgeon’s negligence, review your case with a member of the team at our Chester County surgical errors law firm. We will help you better understand whether you have grounds to seek compensation by filing a claim or lawsuit. More importantly, if you decide to hire us, we will also optimize your chances of settling your case for an appropriate payout.
The losses and damages for which you may potentially recover compensation in a surgical errors case will depend on a number of potential factors. For example, if the harm caused by a surgical error requires you to undergo additional unexpected treatment, you may be able to secure compensation to cover your medical bills. You can also likely seek compensation for your lost wages if your injuries prevent you from working.
If you’ve lost a loved one due to a surgeon’s negligence, you can seek compensation for funeral expenses, loss of their income, and more. The best way to gain a thorough understanding of the losses for which you may be compensated is to review your case with an expert.
At The Weitz Firm, our Chester County surgical errors attorneys have a consistent track record of helping victims like yourself recover compensation when surgeons have been careless. Learn more about what we can do for you by contacting us online or calling us at 267-587-6240 to schedule a consultation.