Arizona Anesthesia Mistake Lawyer
When a patient goes into surgery, a lot of trust and responsibility is in the hands of the surgeon, other operating room personnel and the hospital itself. When that trust is violated by medical negligence or malpractice — when the patient suffers a life-changing disability or wrongful death — talk to a surgical error lawyer at Knapp & Roberts.
When You Need A Medical Malpractice Attorney
If medical negligence caused your serious personal injury you may have a legal case. We care and we can help. Let us tell your story. For a FREE consultation, talk to a medical malpractice attorney in Phoenix today. Call (800) 541-4477 or contact us online.
Surgical Medical Malpractice
When a surgery does not go as planned, it may be a great disappointment, but it is not necessarily medical malpractice. Surgical malpractice involves preventable medical mistakes that cause serious injury or death, such as:
- Using poor or improper surgical techniques. Sometimes a surgeon will cut into a nearby artery or organ by mistake. The surgical team may leave behind a sponge or fail to effectively close a surgical opening.
- Performing the wrong surgery. In a heart bypass, the surgeon may bypass the wrong artery. There have been cases of surgeons operating on the wrong site — amputating the wrong foot or removing the wrong breast, for example.
- Failing to recognize and correct surgical errors. When a mistake is realized immediately, the damage can often be corrected. Failure to correct a mistake can require additional surgery or can result in disability or death.
- Administering anesthesia incorrectly. Too much anesthesia or the wrong anesthesia can have catastrophic results including coma, brain damage or wrongful death.
- Causing infections. Lack of care in closing and treating a surgical wound can cause life-threatening infections.
- Implanting a medical device improperly. When a lead from a pacemaker punctures the heart's wall or when a defibrillator or stent is improperly placed, the patient can face disability or wrongful death.
- Delegating duties to someone else that makes a mistake. If the surgeon delegates a part of the surgery or closing procedures to another health care professional, the surgeon still has responsibility for the work.
If your loved one died because of a surgical mistake or if you have a life-changing disability caused by a surgical error, tell an experienced Arizona anesthesia mistake lawyer about your situation. At Knapp & Roberts, we have the experience, the resources and the determination to effectively bring your case to court.
Let Us Tell Your Story
Free initial consultation. Contact our Scottsdale or Phoenix medical malpractice law firm online or call us at 480-991-7677 (toll free at 800-541-4477). In all medical negligence cases, there are no out-of pocket costs to our clients. We assume all the financial risk and are paid ONLY if we win your case.