Ft. Lauderdale Surgical Malpractice Lawyer
Are You a Victim of a Surgical Mistake?
Patients entrust their health to highly trained doctors and surgeons every
day. A patient should never have to wonder if they will be safe in doing
so, but unfortunately, healthcare professionals make mistakes more often
than people may think. Surgical mistakes can be some of the most serious
medical malpractice, and could end up causing severe injury or death to a patient. These mistakes
can occur before, during, or after a procedure.
If you or someone you know has been harmed by a doctor due to a surgical
mistake, you may be eligible for compensation. We invite you to contact
a Fort Lauderdale medical malpractice lawyer at Kelley/Uustal to talk
about potentially filing a claim. We have over 325 years of combined experience
handling medical malpractice cases in South Florida.
Our Medical Malpractice Case Results
$38,500,000.00 – Anesthesia error leading to permanent brain injury
$7,000,000.00 – Emergency room error leading to stroke in young boy
$2,580,000.00 – Confidential settlement in birth injury case
$1,950,000.00 – Medication mix-up leading to brain injury
$1,200,000.00 – Confidential settlement in birth injury case
Many issues that arise before surgery involve patients that should not
be having surgery to begin with. Pre-surgery errors may include:
- Ordering a surgery that is not necessary
- Ordering a surgery based on a mistaken diagnosis
- Failing to appropriately assess a patient’s symptoms
- Failing to account for “co-morbidities” that may outweigh the
risks associated with a non-medically necessary procedure
Mistakes During Surgery
Surgeries can be complex and thus present a number of opportunities for
error. Mistakes commonly made during surgery include:
- Anesthesia errors (delivering too much or not enough medication)
- Performing surgery on the wrong site
- Retained towels, sponges, and/or instruments
- Using non-sterile techniques that lead to infection
- Accidental injury to other body structures, such as nerves, blood vessels,
organs, or bowels
Issues After Surgery
Surgical mistakes that arise after a procedure typically involve a failure
to recognize and treat injuries that occurred during the surgery. If these
injuries are not promptly identified and cared for, a patient is at a
serious risk of developing potentially life-threatening complications,
such as infections, which can lead to permanent injury or death.
You Pay Nothing Unless We Win Your Case
At Kelley/Uustal, we make our fight your fight. We believe in justice for
all, which is why when you retain our firm, you pay nothing up front to
begin your case. With our contingency fee guarantee, you only pay if our
attorneys are able to make a recovery on your behalf. Initial consultations
are also provided free of charge, so there is absolutely nothing to lose
in calling our firm and speaking with a member of our team.
Don’t pay for your doctor’s mistakes.
Contact Kelley/Uustal to find out how we can help.