When Surgical Errors Occur
There’s no question that there is an underlying risk with any surgical procedure. But that risk increases when professionals are negligent. Surgical errors can happen at any point – during preoperative assessment, during the procedure or following surgery. Examples of negligence are when the surgeon fails to recognize and treat a complication of surgery.
If you or a loved one were injured during surgery because of negligence, you may be entitled to significant compensation in a medical malpractice claim. That said, these cases can be extremely complex, requiring the comprehensive knowledge of an experienced legal team.
Ohio Surgery Error Or Mistake Attorneys
Having obtained tens of millions of dollars for clients in medical malpractice claims during more than 40 years of practice, our team is ready to work on any surgical error case, including:
- Surgical error
- Unnecessary surgery
- Failure to recognize post-surgical complications
- Bowel injury following abdominal surgery
- Gallbladder surgery errors
- Retained foreign objects
- Paralysis after surgery
- Wrong-side surgery
- Organ puncture or perforation
- Bowel perforation
- Spinal cord injuries in surgery
- Failed cataract surgery
- Gastric bypass surgery malpractice
- Delayed surgery
- Prolonged surgery
We will fuse together our skill, personal approach, aggression and the expertise of our network of medical professionals to do whatever we can to help you obtain compensation so that you can heal to the fullest extent possible.
Examples of our success.
- $2 million – A 35-year-old woman had gastric bypass surgery. As a result, she had frequent episodes of vomiting and her diet was affected. Approximately six months after the surgery, she developed ataxia (inability to walk) and vision problems. She was hospitalized for several weeks, but the neurologist could not determine what was wrong, so he decided to discharge her to a nursing home. Prior to the discharge, she began to develop mental confusion. She had what is known as Wernicke encephalopathy caused by a thiamine deficiency. All she needed was a shot of thiamine for immediate recovery. This disease is usually associated with alcoholics who don’t eat but only drink. She was transferred to the hospital and a diagnosis was made, but it was too late to prevent serious complications, including the inability to walk and a speech impediment.
- $850,000 – A 33-year-old computer tech broke his arm while Indian wrestling. He had surgery to fix the broken humerus.
- $400,000 – A 50-year-old woman presented to the hospital for heart surgery to implant a new lead for a defibrillator. In preparing her for the surgery, the nurse gave the wrong drug causing her heart to stop. The doctors reacted in order to save her life and proceeded with the operation. In attempting to dilate her vessels with balloons, they ruptured the vessel, resulting in additional surgery. She now has a loss of ability to perform activities due to a decreased cardiac output.
At Colley Shroyer & Abraham, our surgical malpractice lawyers in Columbus, Ohio, represent injured people in Columbus and throughout Ohio, including Logan, Waverly and Delaware counties.
- $3.2 million jury verdict. A woman was admitted to the hospital for a hysterectomy. She developed an undiagnosed blood clot in her arm. The failure to timely diagnose and treat the condition resulted in the amputation of her arm.