You Have Options When A Surgical Error Causes You Harm
Undergoing a surgical procedure is a stressful enough time in anyone’s life without having to worry about whether the surgeon will make a serious mistake. When they do, patients can face longer recovery times, or families can be left grieving an unnecessary death.
In Danville, Virginia, and throughout the region, Carter Craig, Attorneys at Law, is one of the top choices for protecting your rights and options if you or a family member is the victim of medical practice.
Is Your Surgical Error Medical Malpractice?
Almost everyone accepts the fact that no surgery is a guaranteed success. There are many factors outside of a surgeon’s control that can affect what happens to a patient. In many cases, some mistakes that a patient would consider an error do not rise to the level of medical malpractice.
Some surgical errors can include:
- Operating on the wrong body part
- Causing damage to nerves or internal organs
- Leaving a surgical instrument inside the patient’s body cavity
- Making a medication or anesthesia error
- Operating on the wrong patient
To prove medical malpractice, it will be necessary to prove that the doctor failed to provide treatment that met the accepted standard of care. We can work with experts to determine what caused the error and if it violated that standard of care. Was it incompetence? Did the surgeon try to take a shortcut? Was he or she under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time? Did staff not properly communicate?
Talk About Your Options With Our Lawyers Today
Carter Craig, Attorneys at Law, has been providing clients throughout the region with high-quality representation in complex injury and wrongful death cases for more than 60 years. We can help you figure out the best way to proceed to protect your interests. To learn more, schedule a free consultation online or call our Danville office at 866-605-6017 or 434-710-4794.