Chicago Surgical Error Attorneys

Surgical procedures can be life-saving for people suffering from a variety of illnesses and injuries. However, when surgeons neglect to conduct these procedures with extreme care, they put the patient at risk, and the surgery can go from life-saving to life-threatening. It may be shocking that such a highly trained professional could be so careless, but in fact, over 4,000 preventable surgical errors occur in the United States every year.

Surgeons who make careless errors while operating put patients in danger of serious injury or even death. In doing so, they betray the trust patients and families have in them. At Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC, we believe negligent surgeons should pay for the harm they cause to vulnerable patients. If you or someone you love was hurt by a surgical error, we will fight tirelessly for you and help you hold the medical professionals responsible financially accountable.

Types of Surgical Errors

Surgery is often a complex procedure involving many steps, and that means many opportunities for the procedure to go wrong. Even so, it is surprising how wrong a careless surgeon can get it. Here are some of the most common and dangerous types of easily preventable surgical errors:

  • Foreign object left in the body: Since many objects used in surgery are more or less disposable, a careless surgeon will sometimes leave one behind and close it up inside the body.
  • Wrong body site: Sometimes, a surgeon’s negligence will lead them to operate on the wrong part of the body, even if the correct part has been marked off beforehand.
  • Wrong procedure: Surgeons who fail to pay attention may perform the wrong type of procedure on it. This new procedure may actually make your condition worse.
  • Wrong patient: Some surgeons are even so careless as to perform a procedure on the wrong patient altogether.

Any of these errors expose patients to a risk of unnecessary injury, and some may require the patient to go recover from an incorrectly performed procedure only to go back into surgery for the procedure they needed in the first place.

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The consequences of a surgical error can be tough to bear. Whatever your situation, Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC can help. Our medical malpractice attorneys have experience fighting negligent surgeons in Chicago. We will work hard to build your case and increase your chances of winning damages in or out of court. Call the Chicago surgical error attorneys of Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC today at (312) 346-8620.