Phoenix Surgical Error Lawyer
An operating room should function like a well-oiled machine. Surgeons and their surgical staff members should communicate well, uphold strict medical standards of care and conduct procedures according to best healthcare practices. When someone in an operating room breaches a duty of care, the patient can suffer serious consequences.
Surgical errors can be deadly. If you or a family member suffered an injury, illness, or worsened health prognosis because of an unexpected surgical error, contact Gallagher & Kennedy for a free legal consultation. Our Phoenix surgical error attorneys have the experience and resources to help you fight for justice against an at-fault surgeon or health care facility in Arizona.
Why Clients Choose Us
- Our attorneys have obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in positive case results for personal injury and wrongful death clients.
- Our lawyers not only fight for patients’ rights but also for a larger change within the health care industry to prevent future patient injuries.
- Our Phoenix medical malpractice attorneys accept cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will only pay if we win your case.
Do You Need a Phoenix Surgical Error Lawyer?
Medical malpractice is one of the most complex practice areas in tort law. In Arizona, special statutory rules surround medical malpractice claims. It is the plaintiff’s responsibility to follow these rules while filing. For example, a plaintiff’s attorney must file a written certificate stating whether he or she believes a medical expert’s testimony will be necessary to prove the case. If so, the lawyer must file preliminary affidavits from these medical experts.
A plaintiff has two years from the date of the incident to file a medical malpractice claim, in most cases. If the patient does not discover the surgical error until later, however, the statute of limitations will not begin until the date of injury discovery. Navigating Arizona’s medical malpractice laws can be much easier with help from an attorney with practice area experience. Retaining a Phoenix surgical error lawyer from Gallagher & Kennedy could allow you to focus on recovery while we handle the legwork of your civil claim for you.
Common Surgical Errors
No surgical error should be frequent in an operating room. Unfortunately, negligence and malpractice in America cause thousands of surgical errors each year. Among these are some that negatively impact patients more often than others. While minor mistakes may not be noticeable to a patient, others could be detrimental to the patient’s health, safety, and recovery. If you suspect any type of surgical mistake contributed to you or a loved one’s injuries, contact Gallagher & Kennedy.
- Anesthesia mistakes
- Infections from lack of sanitation
- Lack of informed consent to the procedure
- Intubation errors
- Nerve damage
- Never events: wrong patient, wrong site, wrong surgery
- Nicking an artery
- Perforating an organ
- Causing patient hemorrhage (uncontrollable bleeding)
- Retained surgical foreign bodies
During your free initial consultation at Gallagher & Kennedy, our attorneys will get to know you and listen to your surgery story. We will review your case free of charge and let you know if we believe you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice. If we decide to accept your case, we can help you gather evidence and build your claim against the surgeon and/or surgical center in Arizona. We take surgical malpractice extremely seriously. We can help your family through the claims process.
Discuss Your Surgical Error Case for Free
At Gallagher & Kennedy, our Phoenix injury attorneys have decades of experience within the complicated surgical malpractice subject area. We understand the laws in Arizona and are passionate about protecting the rights of negligently injured or killed patients. Our firm offers free consultations at our local law office, your home, or the hospital at your convenience. During your meeting with a Phoenix surgical error attorney, you can get answers to your questions and find out if you have a claim. Contact our firm today for more information at (602) 530-8400.