An Overview of Surgical Errors
Going into surgery is a concerning proposition and it can lead to even
the most stoic human being feeling apprehensive and uncertain. We place
tremendous trust in the hospital, its surgeons and staff to care for us
and successfully complete our surgical procedure. When that trust is violated
and an irresponsible or careless action causes actual harm, you need an
established and capable legal team by your side to aggressively fight
for your rights. At
Bostwick & Peterson, our firm has access to the finest doctors in the nation to methodically
investigate your case.
Types of Errors
There are many potential surgical errors that can occur, including:
- The performance of the wrong surgery. As extreme as this seems, it does
happen. For example, in a bypass operation a surgeon may bypass the wrong artery.
- A surgeon that does not immediately recognize and react to a mistake can
put a patient at risk.
The wrong type of
anesthesia or too much anesthesia can lead to permanent brain damage or even
- If a surgical incision is not properly closed and cleaned a severe infection
- In some cases, a medical instrument or sponge is left behind.
Our firm will work closely with you every step of the way making sure that
you understand all of your legal options. A surgical error can lead to
lost income, additional medical expenses or even result in a life-changing
medical condition. We appreciate what you are going through and we will
vigorously pursue justice and compensation for you.
Seeking Compensation in Surgical Error Cases
One of the leading law firms in the United States, our San Francisco clients
consistently receive substantial settlements for their traumatic injuries.
Our proven team of passionate attorneys has the experience and knowledge
you can trust in when you or someone you love has been impacted by a surgical
mistake. We have collected over $500 million for our
personal injury and
medical malpractice clients in San Francisco in the past and we stand ready to help you now.