Surgical malpractice is the cause of an astonishing number of deaths throughout the United States. It is estimated that 225,000 people die each year due to the negligence of health care providers and services, making malpractice the third leading cause of death in the United States, after heart disease fatalities and cancer.
If you or a loved one have experienced pain and suffering due to surgical malpractice, contact one of our surgery malpractice attorneys.
Surgical Malpractice is the failure of a surgeon to provide adequate treatment to patients resulting in a personal injury or substantial loss of income.
Surgical Malpractice is a surgeons failure to exercise the degree of care and skill that a surgeon of the same medical specialty would use under similar circumstances. When medical "standards" are not followed and adequate treatment to patients is not provided, malpractice cases arise. For these cases a surgery malpractice lawyer is essential as he/she is familiar with the governing laws and implications. A surgery malpractice lawyer will work with the health care system to find out what your rights and legal options are.
There are basically three catagories of surgery:
Emergency surgery is performed as soon as possible; minutes can make a difference. Urgent surgery,is best performed within hours. Elective surgery can be delayed for some period of time, until everything has been done to optimize a person's chances of doing well during and after the surgical procedure.
If you have any questions regarding surgical malpractice or if you need legal assistance in this matter, contact one of our surgery malpractice attorneys.
Medical Malpractice Cases are Filed by Patients Who Suffered Serious Injuries.
Death and permanent injury cases account for 90 % of medical malpractice trials. About half of the sampled medical malpractice trials were brought against surgeons, while a third were against non-surgeons.
Surgery malpractice lawsuits begin with an act of medical negligence on the part of a surgeon or other medical professional. It's possible to sue a doctor for surgery malpractice, but that is not always where the negligence lies:
If it is found that a patient has suffered an injury due to negligent surgical care, that patient should recieve money compensation for the following damages:
In the event that a patient dies due to surgical malpractice, his or her family will be entitled to wrongful death damages which include lost income for life, loss of consortium and mental and emotional loss.