Compensating Victims Of Surgical Errors

While there are risks to any surgery, certain types of surgical errors should never happen. One example is when a doctor operates on the wrong area of the patient's body, damaging healthy tissue. Unfortunately, "never-happen" mistakes happen on a daily basis in our nation's hospitals and outpatient surgery centers.

At Doyle & Associates, LLC, our lawyers represent people throughout Maryland who have been injured by surgical errors. We have offices in Rockville, Silver Spring and Washington, D.C. Call 888-614-8319 for a free consultation.

Was My Injury Caused By A Doctor's Mistake?

People can die or suffer serious injuries even when the doctor and surgery staff do everything right. However, sometimes the injuries are caused by avoidable errors. Here are a few examples:

  • Wrong-site surgery
  • Leaving foreign objects such as sponges and clamps in a patient's body
  • Administering the wrong dose or the wrong type of anesthetic
  • Damaging healthy tissue, such as nicking a person's spinal cord during back surgery
  • Infections or other injuries caused by lack of follow-up care
  • Medication errors
  • Injuries caused by failure to read or update a patient's chart

One of the best ways to avoid an injury in a hospital is to bring a family member with you. This person can serve as your advocate and ask questions at a time when you may be incapacitated. If you suffer a serious injury, seek prompt advice from an experienced medical malpractice lawyer.

For A Free Consultation Concerning A Surgery Injury

There is no charge to discuss your surgery injury case with an attorney at Doyle & Associates, LLC. Call 888-614-8319 or fill out our simple contact form.