Surgical Errors And Medical Malpractice
If your surgery or the surgery of your family member went wrong, you probably have questions about whether the doctor and hospital staff did everything they were supposed to do. Unfortunately, hospitals and doctors rarely admit mistakes.
At the law firm of Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., our lawyers are here to help you get the answers you need. From our law office in New Haven, we represent victims of medical malpractice throughout Connecticut. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Our law firm has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of patients injured due to surgical errors and other types of medical negligence. By holding medical professionals responsible for their mistakes, we can also help our clients obtain closure.
Types Of Surgical Mistakes
There are risks to any surgery. A patient can suffer a serious injury or die even if the doctor and the hospital staff did everything they were supposed to do. However, if you suffered an injury due to a preventable surgical error, the provider may be guilty of malpractice.
There are several types of surgical errors that may constitute malpractice:
- Failure to diagnose a dangerous medical condition during surgery
- Operating on the wrong part of a patient’s body
- Damaging healthy organs during surgery
- Leaving instruments in a patient’s body following surgery
- Mistakes made during emergency surgery
- Anesthesia errors during surgery
- Failure to prevent or fix complications during surgery
- Failure to properly monitor a patient for issues such as infection or internal bleeding following surgery
It is important to seek early legal advice regarding a potential malpractice claim based on a surgical error. Our lawyers will collect medical records for professional review and determine if you have a strong case.
Contact Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Schedule a free consult with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer at our New Haven law firm today. Contact us online or buy calling
Our law firm is well-respected by our peers in the legal community, and several of our attorneys are AV Preeminent* or Distinguished rated through Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system. Attorney John Kennedy has more than 30 years of experience handling cases of medical malpractice. Attorney Stephanie Roberge is a former pharmacy major.
We handle all medical malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not get paid unless and until you receive a settlement or a jury award.
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