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Surgical Errors and Medical Malpractice

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Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

Experienced Surgical Errors and Malpractice Attorneys

Undergoing surgery is a nerve-wracking experience for anyone. Your doctor may have quickly gone over the details with you, and even if everything is clear about the procedure that you are undergoing, you may still experience anxiety that not everything will go as planned. But, something that you shouldn’t have to worry about are potential surgical errors, or what you’ll do in the event of medical malpractice.

If something has happened and you suspect the possibility of medical negligence or malpractice, then you should discuss the details with a Chicago malpractice attorney as soon as possible to find out if there is something that you can do.

What Can Go Wrong?

Stressful as it may be to consider what can go wrong during a surgical procedure, there are several different things that can happen. With medical error, there have been cases of wrong-site surgery (for example, the procedure was supposed to be on the left side of the body but is actually performed on the right side), too much or too little anesthesia, or infection due to inadequate use of antiseptic.

There have also been cases of surgery being performed on the wrong patient or the wrong procedure performed entirely, surgical items left in the body, and unnecessary injury to tissue and organs. Medical malpractice law may entitle you to compensation for errors such as these.

Are All Poor Outcomes the Result of Malpractice?

While this may seem like it should be a “yes or no” question, the answer is actually rather complex. Not all surgery-related injuries and outcomes are directly related to error, or even neglect. Our team of attorneys at Malman Law know this, and we’re keenly aware that it is necessary to examine your injuries to determine if they could have reasonably been prevented by a medical professional.

In fact, negligence is determined in the context of what other similarly experienced medical professionals would have done, and if the outcome could have been different under a similar professional. If it appears that malpractice was involved, then our team will begin fighting for your legal rights immediately.

What Are You Entitled To?

If you experience problems related to a surgical procedure, you may be entitled to compensation for surgical error-related medical malpractice. Medical malpractice law dictates that malpractice is not acceptable, and if you suspect that you have a case on your hands, you should discuss the details with one of our expert attorneys. You may be entitled to financial compensation, both for medical bills and for future medical problems caused or exacerbated by the malpractice incident. If you are forced to miss work due to an injury or error caused by a doctor, you may also be entitled to wages lost while you’ve been out. Even if you signed a waiver of liability, you may be eligible for legal action.

Why Choose Malman Law to Represent Your Malpractice Case?

At Malman Law, we choose patients and their families over insurance companies, hospitals, medical professionals, and others. We believe that, because you have suffered at the hands of someone else – in this case, someone whom you trusted to provide professional and compassionate care in your time of medical vulnerability – you deserve justice, and the compensation required to get you and your family on the road to recovery. While no amount of money can undo the pain, suffering, emotional trauma, and anxiety that you and your loved ones have experienced, securing financial compensation for these losses can mean that you have a brighter future – and one filled with less financial headache – ahead of you. For these reasons, we offer the following to all of our clients:

  • Our Zero Fee Guarantee – This means that, if we are unable to secure a settlement (either through negotiations or court proceedings), you will not owe any legal fees. This helps to ensure that everyone can seek justice, not just those who can already afford it.
  • Our Extensive Experience – We have been servings clients just like you for over 25 years. In this time, we have pursued thousands upon thousands of claims, and secured six, seven, and eight-figure settlements for some of our clients. We also have a medically trained attorney on staff, as well as an RN who has over three decades of medical experience. When you choose our team, you will always have some of the best professionals advocating on your behalf.
  • Our Commitment to Clients – We provide compassionate, personalized attention to each client. Although we’ve worked with many thousands of cases, we never lose sight of how unique each situation is. For this reason, we provide free, no-obligation initial consultations, and keep you in-the-loop every step of the way. We also offer 24/7 accessibility, so you never have to worry about the status of your case.

Contact the Experts at Malman Law Today

If you feel that you or a loved one may have a case for medical malpractice or negligence, do not hesitate to contact us right away. The longer you wait, the more time and evidence may be lost. Don’t delay in seeking the compensation that you and your family deserve. Call our offices, or submit our online form to tell us your story.

Firm Awards & Recognitions

Steven Malman was selected to the list. The list is issued by the American Institute of Legal Counsel. A description of the selection methodology can be found at

  • Steven Malman was selected to the list. The list is issued by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys. A description of the selection methodology can be found at

  • Steven Malman was selected to the list for 2018-2019.

  • Only the top 100 trial lawyers from each state or highly-populated regions of certain states who are actively practicing in civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law are eligible for invitation. Invitees must demonstrate superior qualifications, leadership skills, and trial results as a legal professional. The selection process for this elite honor is based on a multi-phase process based upon objective and uniformly applied criteria which includes peer nominations combined with third party research.

    Prospective members of The NTL are carefully screened prior to receiving an invitation for membership.

  • Top Attorneys Diamond Member

  • Top Attorneys of North America 2019-2020

  • The American Institute of Trial Lawyers is an invitation only professional organization composed of premier trial attorneys from each state. These attorneys exemplify the very best qualities and qualifications of an attorney. Each attorney must meet stringent qualifications as a civil or criminal trial attorney. These attorneys practice in a variety of fields to help and promote the ethical and elite practice of law. Selection is based on a thorough multi phase process which includes peer nominations and third party research. Each member must be in good standing with their local compliance organization. Membership is extended to only a select few in each state and/or region.

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