Surgical Errors

Trusted New Orleans Medical Malpractice Attorney

Doctors, nurses, and medical providers regularly experience situations during surgery where expeditious decisions must be made. Since many factors could potentially go wrong, even during the most common surgical procedures, hospitals and surgical teams are held accountable to take pervasive precautions.

Generally, a surgical error is a mistake that happens during a medical procedure that could have been prevented. That doesn't nessasarily mean that the surgeon is liable for medical malpractice. The treatment must adhere to an accepted medical standard of care. If below standard treatment results in harm to you or a loved one, then they may be liable.

If a surgical error does occur, the patient on the operating table can suffer significant and catastrophic injuries.

Types of surgical errors include:

  • Anesthesia errors
  • Surgery on wrong part of body
  • Unnecessary surgery
  • Contract an infection
  • Discharge patient prematurely
  • Lack of research of patient history
  • Lack of full attention by medical staff during surgery
  • Failure to follow up with a patient after surgery

If you or someone you care about has been seriously injured due to the negligence of a medical professional, our New Orleans medical malpractice attorneys are dedicated to helping our clients recover their deserved compensation. Attorney Fezio is a former insurance defense attorney, who has obtained years of experience working on both sides of the courtroom, while Attorney Voorhies has been selected as one of the Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 by the American Society of Legal Advocates.

Reasons for Surgical Errors

At Voorhies Law Firm, we understand that a bad outcome from surgery doesn’t necessarily qualify as medical malpractice. For example, the patient might be unaware of an allergy to a particular anesthesia and doctors would have no way of discovering so until it’s too late. Our firm will conduct a thorough investigation into the matter by reviewing the evidence and safety precautions taken by the surgical team in order to determine if medical malpractice resulted in your injuries.

Common reasons for surgical errors include:

  • Inadequate preoperative planning
  • Incompetence or lack of experience
  • Improper work process
  • Fatigue
  • Substance abuse, such as drugs or alcohol
  • Negligence
  • Poor communication

Let Us Fight for Your Rights in Louisiana

Our experienced medical malpractice team possesses the comprehensive legal knowledge pertaining to medical-related issues and understands the complex legal procedures and restrictions involving medical malpractice claims. The Voorhies Law Firm has handled medical malpractice cases occurring in New Orleans, Mandeville, Alexandria, Houma, Lake Charles, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and other surrounding areas of Louisiana. With us on your side, you don’t have to pay us unless we successfully recover the damages you deserve.

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