Chicago Surgical Error Lawyer
Surgical Mistake Compensation in Illinois
Surgeons are considerably trained and highly paid medical professionals. We expect them to do their jobs flawlessly every time. Nevertheless, surgeons don’t always meet our expectations. Of course, there is an amount of risk involved in every surgical procedure. When patients undergo surgery, they are usually asked to sign a waiver of liability. But that contract is breached when the patient is harmed due to neglect on the part of the surgeon or supporting staff.
What is considered Surgical Error?
The types of surgical errors that can occur are almost as numerous are the available types of surgery. But the following are common cases of surgery gone wrong:
- Wrong-site surgery
- Too much or too little anesthesia
- Failure to properly supervise patient’s recovery
- Surgery performed on the wrong patient
- Infection due to inadequate or improper use of antiseptic
- Wrong surgical procedure performed
- Surgical or other items left in the body
- Injury to organs, tissue and nerves
If you believe that a doctor, nurse, anesthesiologist or other medical professional committed an error that directly resulted in serious injury, you owe it yourself to contact a skilled, compassionate Chicago malpractice attorney at Malman Law. We include a medical professional on our staff – an R.N. and a physician with a law degree. This gives us leverage in both the medical and the legal world. We can examine you, and determine if you have suffered a surgical error that could have been prevented with reasonable care. Then we will get to work fighting for your rights.
Why Hire a Medical Malpractice Attorney?
If you or a loved one was injured during an operation because of carelessness or a preventable mistake, that is considered medical malpractice — and you deserve reimbursement and a chance to hold the surgeon and staffresponsible.
The medical malpractice lawyers at Steven J. Malman and Associates in Chicago, Illinois have been offering assistance to those injured due to medical error for nearly 20 years. We have helped many individuals and families get justice and receive payment to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We are proud to say that over 95% of our cases are successfully resolved out of court, however, we will not hesitate to bring your case to that level if necessary.
Of course, not all surgery-related injuries are caused by doctor neglect. That’s why our on-staff medical professionals must examine you, and determine what to do next. If your injury was in fact caused by malpractice, we will start the proceedings right away. We have filed claims against hospitals, surgeons, anesthesiologists, and other operating room personnel, and we can do the same for you.
We are conveniently located in downtown Chicago's "Loop," with many of our medical malpractice clients coming to us from the nearby towns and neighborhoods of Cook County, including Blue Island, Cicero, Berwyn, South Holland, Matteson, Oak Lawn, Lansing, Bellwood, Hazel Crest, Homewood, Chicago Heights, Westchester, Olympia Fields, Maywood, Dolton, Riverside, Sauk Village, Oak Park, and Harvey. We also have injury clients in DuPage County, Will County, and Lake County.
When surgical errors result in serious injury, you need someone on your side. Our Chicagomedical malpractice attorneys are available 24/7. Call us anytime and request a free case evaluation. We’ll discuss your situation and advise you about possible next steps.