Jacksonville Medical Malpractice Attorneys Seek Compensation For Surgical Errors
Recovering Damages For Clients Injured By Mistakes During Surgery
All surgeries—even the most minor procedures—carry risks. And while most surgeons are highly skilled professionals, they’re also human—capable of making mistakes in judgment or technique or both. If you or a loved one has suffered significant injury or death due to surgical error, you deserve to be compensated—and those responsible need to be held accountable.
At Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A., we understand that medical malpractice claims against surgeons are difficult and draining for our clients for many reasons: You entrust surgeons with your very lives; you have every right to expect them to perform to a certain standard; and when that standard falls short, you are most likely intimidated by the very thought of going up against medical professionals backed by powerful resources. But our respected and empathetic legal team, with more than 80 years of combined experience, has its own formidable resources—and the resolve to help you recover both emotionally and financially from harm caused by surgical error.
Common Surgical Errors And Their Causes
Our experienced Jacksonville attorneys know that not every tragic surgical mishap meets the definition of malpractice, because every surgery carries risk. But a surgeon’s mistake that exceeds an acceptable level of risk may be considered malpractice. Surgical errors that are preventable and considered negligent include:
- Surgery performed on the wrong patient
- Leaving surgical instruments inside a patient
- Operating on the wrong arm or limb
- Incorrect administration of anesthesia
- Procedures that cause nerve damage
These errors may have many causes: inadequate preoperative planning, miscommunication among doctors and nurses in the operating room, failure to properly sterilize surgical equipment, and medical personnel operating without proper rest or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
If you’ve been injured by surgical error, we take the time to thoroughly evaluate your case and call upon a full complement of medical experts to substantiate your claim, giving you and your loved ones the greatest possible chance for full and fair compensation. We refuse to back down in the face of insurance companies who put their profits before people.
And while our medical malpractice attorneys are always prepared to go to court, we won’t push you into a trial when a settlement is in your best interest. In the tragic event that surgical error leads to wrongful death, we will fight for the justice your loved one deserves while seeking much-needed damages for lost wages, lost future income, and the loss of companionship.
Contact Us For Help With Your Medical Malpractice Claim
At Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A., our Jacksonville personal injury attorneys have the skills, access to medical experts and experience to handle even the most complex medical malpractice cases, including those stemming from surgical errors. Contact us online or call our office today at (904) 353-5800 for a free consultation with one of our medical malpractice attorneys. There are no fees unless we succeed.*
- In some cases, clients will be asked to pay the costs associated with providing services. These costs, which will be fully explained, never include fees for a lawyer’s time.
Medical malpractice takes various forms. The following represent some of the more common types of medical malpractice: