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Washington DC Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Surgical Errors Caused by Medical Malpractice

The Firm's 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. 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 a physician, as well. This unique perspective can be an immense advantage in your case. Let today be the day you hold your surgeon accountable for their errors.

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 broken, it may in fact mean that malpractice has occurred. Surgical errors may include performing a wrong incision, injuring a nerve, or incorrectly administering medication.

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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