There is risk inherent in any surgery, but there is also an expectation that medical professionals follow correct procedures and uphold the established standards of care in all surgeries. When surgeons, surgical nurses, or other medical professionals breach those standards of care, lives can be changed dramatically. An experienced medical malpractice attorney can help you pursue justice.

In the aftermath of a surgical error, it’s critical that you understand your legal rights and options. Contact D’Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC today for your free consultation with a Watertown surgical errors lawyer.

Surgical Errors Can Change Lives Dramatically

When surgeons misuse tools, fail to follow infection control protocols, or otherwise do not meet standards of care, lives can be changed forever. For example, one of our clients had surgery to remove polyps from his nasal passages. The surgeon mishandled the instrument he was using and punctured our client’s brain.

A medical mistake can happen in any type of surgery. Surgical errors in Watertown can take many forms, including:

  • Operating on the wrong body part
  • Performing the wrong procedure
  • Leaving instruments behind
  • Operating while impaired by drugs or alcohol
  • Failure to monitor the patient
  • Failure to diagnose post-surgical complications
  • Nicking or perforating an organ with the scalpel
  • Anesthesia errors

Get a Proven Malpractice Attorney to Represent You, Start to Finish

When you meet with our skilled Watertown surgical error attorneys for your free consultation, we’ll listen to your story and seek to understand what happened to you. Our lawyers will answer your questions and explain your legal rights and options. If we have reason to believe a preventable error caused your injury, we will launch a thorough investigation, including retaining highly qualified experts, to see whether you have legal recourse. We will advocate for your rights from beginning to end.

Often, we’re able to resolve surgical error cases with a negotiated settlement with the malpractice insurance company, but we’re always prepared to go to trial, including honing our strategies in our in-house courtroom. We’ll keep you informed throughout the process while you focus on healing.

Call a Knowledgeable Watertown Surgical Errors Attorney Today

Remember, you need to take prompt action in order to recover in a malpractice case. The sooner you speak with us, the sooner we can secure evidence and take legal action before critical deadlines expire. Contact us today for a free consultation with a Watertown surgical errors lawyer.