Surgical Errors

Surgical errors occur with regularity in the United States. This unfortunate occurrence often impacts patients greatly.

Patients are typically told by medical providers that there was a complication. Patients need to understand the differences between complications, bad results, and mistakes. The lawyers at Tapella & Eberspacher have the experience and the connections with medical professionals and experts to tell the difference.

For mistakes, errors, and negligence, the law provides a remedy. At Tapella & Eberspacher LLC, we can help you recover for the harms and the losses you or a loved one may have suffered as a result of medical negligence.

When serious injuries or death occur because of surgical errors, patients and their loved ones have a legal right to hold health professionals accountable. The most common surgical errors include:

  • Anesthesia errors
  • Bad technique
  • Cutting or puncturing nearby organs
  • Operating on a wrong body part
  • Leaving behind surgical tools and equipment
  • Allowing an infection to occur during surgery

Errors occur when surgeons are overworked, inexperienced, in a rush, sleep deprived, and/or poorly trained. These mistakes also occur when surgeons fail to communicate with those around them, fail to see the operating site, fail to identify anatomical landmarks, and fail to monitor vital signs. Sometimes, errors occur when the surgeon forgets to properly inform the patient about the nature of the surgery before the operation.

If you or a loved one was harmed during a surgery, please contact the Law Firm of Tapella & Eberspacher LLC. There are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained. You can contact the law firm of Tapella & Eberspacher LLC at (618)628-3800 or (217)639-7800. We have offices in both central Illinois and the St. Louis metropolitan area and we can assist you in protecting your rights.