Surgical Error Attorney In Palm Beach County
If you have been seriously injured or a loved one has died as the result of a surgical error, you need to contact a highly skilled, experienced and dedicated Palm Beach County surgical malpractice lawyer.
At Matthew Lane & Associates, P.A., we handle complex cases involving surgical malpractice and surgical errors. These errors occur as a result of incompetence, inexperience, poor planning, large workloads, fatigue, neglect, miscommunication, inattentiveness, distractions, performing unnecessary procedures, confused records, and failing to take the time necessary to monitor patients and perform procedures.
Surgical errors include:
- Failing to recognize and treat complications
- Causing infections
- Performing surgery on the wrong site or the wrong patient
- Performing the wrong procedure
- Unneeded surgeries
- Negligently performing operations
- Perforating nearby organs
- Failing to properly prepare patients for surgery
- Failing to properly monitor patients after surgery
- Anesthesia errors
- Nerve damage
- Medication errors
- Leaving equipment inside patients
- Failing to obtain informed consent
What You Experienced Is Not Uncommon
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine estimate that 4,044 events that should never happen during surgery occur each year in the United States. The Johns Hopkins University researchers estimate that surgeons in the United States leave foreign objects inside patients’ bodies 39 times per week, perform the wrong procedure 20 times per week, and operate on the wrong site 20 times per week. These preventable errors result in death to 6.6 percent of these patients, permanently injure 32.9 percent of these patients, and temporarily injure 59.2 percent of these patients. The Bureau of Justice found that preventable surgical errors account for nearly one half of all medical malpractice claims in the United States.
Take Action Quickly — Arrange A Consultation
Florida has strict statutes of limitations to institute medical malpractice causes of action so it is important that you contact us as soon as possible so that we can protect your rights. Here, you can speak with a knowledgeable, experienced and aggressive surgical error lawyer who knows how to get results.
We offer a free attorney consultation, and we take all cases on a contingent fee basis. This means that we are only paid if you win. Call us today at our Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach Gardens or Orlando office, or complete our online contact form below.