Chicago Surgical Errors Lawyers
When we undergo surgery we are placing our lives in the hands of the surgeon and the nurses, anesthesiologists and other professionals who are supporting the surgeon. That level of faith is often rewarded with sophisticated medical care that relieves injury and illness. However, this is not always the case. When surgical errors occur, the results can create new injuries, create a need for additional surgeries and maim or cause death in the worst scenarios.
Common examples of surgical error include:
- Wrong site surgery – This type of surgical error is unfortunately too common. Simple miscommunications can result in the amputation of a healthy limb or organ changing that person’s life forever.
- Foreign object – Surgeons have a responsibility to ensure that all steps of a surgery, including an inventory and removal of all surgical materials such as sponges, are accomplished. Failing to do so can result in further injury and more surgeries.
- Birth injuries – Birth can be a delicate process. When errors are made it can leave a child with lasting issues such as cerebral palsy which will affect the child for the rest of his or her life.
- Nicking or perforating internal organs – When a surgeon is operating he or she must be careful to avoid nicking or perforating veins, arteries and internal organs. Minor injuries such as this can go unnoticed during the surgery, but create major issues such as internal bleeding following the surgery.
Pursuing compensation for surgical error, like any form of medical malpractice, calls for representation who understands how to accurately interpret the medical evidence and use that information to build a case that creates results for a client in need.
AV Preeminent* Rated Representation for Those Injured by a Surgical Error
At Trapp & Geller, our firm has a history of helping clients who were injured under complex circumstances. For 30 years we have offered the sophisticated personal injury representation our clients have needed. We are proud to have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients during that time. We are committed to utilizing the superior investigative and litigation techniques we have honed during those decades of service to help our clients secure the maximum compensation and create accountability for the professional errors which were committed.
Contact the Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers of Trapp & Geller
To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Chicago surgical error attorneys, call (312) 900-8684 or contact us online. Our billing is based on a contingency fee: you pay nothing unless we recover compensation for you.
More than 25 Years of Experience
Trapp & Geller has a passion for protecting the rights of the injured. We have the skill, experience, and knowledge to provide you with the highest legal advocacy. We will not rest until you get the compensation you deserve.
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Each of our attorneys is in it to win your case as much of you are and take pride in getting the best possible result. With that, your dedicated attorney is always available and will even text you regarding your goals and case.
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Our attorneys work with you one-on-one and make sure that, at every step of the process, you are fully aware of your case. We are fighting for your rights and always make sure that we are doing what is best for you.
Over $400 Million Recovered
The attorneys at Trapp & Geller have the experience and knowledge to not only win, but to win BIG. When you entrust our team with your case, you can rest assured that we will fight for the maximum amount of compensation.