Surgical Errors

Surgical Error Attorneys in Charleston, IL

Harmed by Surgical Malpractice? Call Our Charleston, IL or St. Louis, MO Offices Today!

Surgical errors occur with startling regularity in the United States, and they can have catastrophic or even fatal consequences. 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 Charleston, IL surgical malpractice lawyers at The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm 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. Our seasoned professionals can help you pursue compensation for the harm and the losses you or a loved one may have suffered as a result of medical negligence before, during, or after a surgical procedure.

To find out how we can help you, call (217) 394-5885. We have offices in Charleston, IL and St. Louis, MO and have over 100 years of collective legal knowledge and experience.

Types of Surgical Errors & Injuries

When serious injuries or death occur because of surgical errors, patients and their loved ones have a legal right to hold at-fault professionals accountable. After all, such errors can lead to a lifetime of pain, suffering, and emotional trauma. A successful surgical malpractice action can help a patient and his or her family recover compensation to rebuild and face a more stable future.

The following are examples of surgical errors and malpractice:

  • Anesthesia errors
  • Improper surgical technique
  • Cutting or puncturing nearby organs
  • Operating on the wrong body part or the wrong side of the body
  • Leaving behind surgical tools or equipment
  • Negligent post-operative care, leading to infection or other injuries
  • Negligent monitoring of a patient during surgery
  • Failure to get a patient’s informed consent prior to a procedure

Why Do Surgical Errors Occur?

Errors can occur when surgeons are overworked, inexperienced, in a rush, sleep-deprived, and/or poorly trained. These mistakes can 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 surgery, please contact The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm. There are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained. Call (217) 394-5885 today!


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