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Washington DC Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Surgical Errors Caused by Medical Malpractice

Our Washington DC Medical Malpractice Lawyer is Here for You

Thousands of patients undergo surgery every day in the United States, placing their trust in the hands of qualified surgeons and doctors. Unfortunately, things can go wrong and when they do, the impact can be life-altering for both the patient and the patient's family. If you or a loved one is currently suffering because of a surgeon's error, it is time to secure legal representation.

The Law Offices of Dr. Michael M. Wilson, M.D., J.D. & Associates is backed by more than 25 years of experience. Michael Wilson is not only a Washington DC medical malpractice lawyer, but he a physician as well. This unique perspective can serve as an immense advantage in your case. If you have suffered injuries due to a surgical error, do not wait to contact experienced legal advocacy. Our team is ready to hold your surgeon accountable for their errors.

To discuss your case, call our legal team today! Our Washington DC surgical errors lawyer is here for you!

What is the Cause of Surgical Errors?

All surgeries involve certain risks that the patient should be made aware of before the procedure occurs. The difference between these risks and a surgical error is that the error was unexpected for all parties involved. This is when you know that medical malpractice has occurred.

Errors during surgery may occur for any of the following reasons:

  • Lack of skill
  • Shortcuts during the procedure
  • Failure to sufficiently plan for the surgery
  • Fatigue
  • Miscommunication amongst the surgical staff
  • Negligence
  • Alcohol or drugs

It is important to note that all surgeons are held to a certain medical standard of care. When this standard is not upheld, it may mean that malpractice has occurred.

Common Types of Surgical Errors

Because surgeries often involve various processes, there is room for many types of errors if medical professional are not extremely careful. Surgical errors may include:

  • Performing an incorrect incision
  • Injuring a nerve
  • Incorrectly administering medication
  • Performing surgery on the wrong limb
  • Leaving foreign objects in the body

Because filing a medical malpractice claim can be time-consuming, it is best to find out if you have the basis for a claim before beginning the process. Dr. Wilson can assess your situation and determine the most effective course of action.

There is no better time to contact the Washington DC medical malpractice attorney than today! The firm looks forward to meeting with you for a free consultation.

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