Choose a Topic

View Our Case Results
Kelley/Uustal Practice Areas

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 instances of 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

Pre-Surgery Errors

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 Fort Lauderdale medical malpractice attorney.

Don’t pay for your doctor’s mistakes. Contact Kelley/Uustal to find out how we can help.

Recognized as One of the Nation's Best Law Firms

Don't just take our word for it. See it for yourself.

Client Reviews & Testimonials
  • AV Peer Review Rated
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • South Florida Top Rated Lawyers
  • Best Law Firms
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers
© 2014 All Rights Reserved The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.