Pursuing Damages in a Surgical Malpractice Case
While patients trust doctors to provide responsible medical care, they can make errors with significant consequences, such as nerve damage, loss of a limb, paralysis, and even death. At Hepworth, Janis, & Kluksdal, our attorneys focus on medical and surgical malpractice cases and can establish liability so victims can collect the damages to which they are entitled. Despite taking cases against well-established doctors and hospitals in Boise, ID, our firm has maintained a positive reputation within the medical community, and has a strong network of doctors we can contact for expert testimony. We understand the difficulties victims and their families may face after a surgical mistake, and we will take necessary action to ensure that negligent medical professionals are held accountable. Contact our law office online today or call (208) 343-7510 to meet with an attorney.
Common Errors Before, During, and After Surgery
Serious errors can take before, during, and after surgery, and can leave patients with permanent damage and life-threatening injuries. In our 30 years in practice, we have seen many of the same errors committed against our clients, including:
- Anesthesia or other medication errors, such as administering too much or too little, failing to monitor the patient during and after surgery, and failing to check beforehand for any allergies or potential interactions
- Damage to nearby nerves, tissues, or organs
- Failing to remove all surgical instruments from a patient before closing incisions
- Operating on the wrong side of the body or on the wrong body part
- Performing the wrong procedure
Despite taking cases against well-established doctors and hospitals in Boise, our firm has maintained a positive reputation within the medical community, and has a strong network of doctors we can contact for expert testimony.
Causes of Serious Mistakes
Surgical errors can stem from a variety of different causes, all of which are entirely preventable. Lack of miscommunication between doctors, nurses, and patients can lead to dangerous errors, as can inadequate planning and taking short cuts during the procedure. Improper training, understaffing, and even drug or alcohol are other common causes of surgical mistakes.
Potential Damages in a Surgical Malpractice Case
A surgical error can significantly alter the rest of a patient’s life. Permanent damage, loss of mobility and independence, and an inability to work can leave victims of surgical malpractice struggling physically, emotionally, and financially. At Hepworth, Janis, & Kluksdal, our attorneys understand the hardships these errors can have on both victims and their families.
We can rely on our close ties with the medical community to provide expert testimony that proves the negligence in your case. You can count on our attorneys to aggressively pursue damages to compensate you for:
- Current and future medical expenses, including any hospital stays or additional procedures to correct the error
- Lost wages and diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering caused by the error
- Decrease in quality of life as a result of the injury
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If you or a loved one suffered an injury during a surgery, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our law firm online or call (208) 343-7510 to arrange a meeting with one of our attorneys.
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