Surgical Errors

Las Vegas Surgical Error Lawyer

Representing the Victims of Surgical Errors and Other Medical Negligence

Each year, an astonishing number of patients are the victims of surgical errors. In fact, surgical errors are one of the most common types of preventable medical errors in this country, along with diagnostic errors and medication errors. What’s more, according to research conducted by Johns Hopkins University, surgical “never events” happen at least 4,000 times a year in the United States and more than 80,000 “never events” occurred between 1990 and 2010. Common types of surgical “never events” include: instruments unintentionally left behind in the patient, wrong procedure performed, wrong surgical site, and surgery performed on the wrong patient.

For more than 30 years, the Las Vegas medical malpractice law firm of Robert M. Apple & Associates has been representing the victims of all types of medical malpractice, including diagnostic errors, surgical errors, birth injuries, and emergency room errors. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a surgical error or other medical negligence, contact our office at (702) 646-0085 today to schedule an appointment with one of our dedicated Las Vegas medical malpractice attorneys.

Types of Surgical Errors

Surgical errors can cover a wide range of complications and negligence, but some of the most common types of surgical errors include:

  • Wrong-site surgery
  • Leaving equipment inside a patient
  • Operating on the wrong patient
  • Nerve damage
  • Anesthesia errors

Depending on the circumstances, doctors, hospitals, or health care providers may be liable any injuries that are sustained as a result of a surgical error.

Money Damages for Surgical Errors and Other Medical Negligence

If a doctor, hospital, or health care provider is found to be negligent in providing medical care and treatment, the injured party is generally entitled to compensation for his or her injuries. Money damages in a medical malpractice lawsuit are calculated by taking into account a number of factors, including the specific circumstances of medical negligence, the victim’s injuries, any applicable cap on damages, and other laws of the jurisdiction.

Medical malpractice damages often include compensatory damages for the following:

  • Medical expenses (past and future)
  • Lost wages (past and future)
  • Household services
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Contact a Surgical Error Lawyer

If you were injured or a loved one died as a result of a surgical error or other medical negligence, the Las Vegas medical malpractice law firm of Robert M. Apple & Associates has the legal experience and skill that you need. Our medical negligence attorneys provide compassionate, practical, and knowledgeable legal advice to each and every client. Not only do we have the medical and legal knowledge necessary to pursue surgical negligence claims, but we will take the time to listen to your concerns and guide you every step of the way as you seek physical, emotional, and financial recovery. If you are unable to come to our office due to your medical condition, we will meet with you in your home or at the hospital.

Contact our office at (702) 646-0085 for a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our Las Vegas medical malpractice lawyers.

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