Wilmington Surgical Error Attorneys
Undergoing surgery can be worrisome all on its own. However, you trust that your surgeon, nurses and anesthesiologist will take proper care to ensure your safety during the procedure. When that trust is betrayed, you have the right to sue all negligent parties for any further suffering you endure as a result.
We, at Rhine Law Firm, P.C., will help you investigate and pursue just compensation for surgical errors. Our Wilmington lawyers have decades of legal experience representing clients throughout North Carolina with medical malpractice claims. We are ready to advocate for you to get you the help and recovery you need.
Surgical mistakes can be particularly devastating because of the potentially long-term impact they can have. Some errors will require additional surgery and longer recovery to correct. Others may cause permanent damage and lifelong disability. Our attorneys take all of these issues into account when investigating our clients' unique claims. We handle cases against surgeons, anesthesiologists, surgical nurses, dentists and other medical professionals for errors such as:
- Operating on the wrong side of the body
- Wrongful amputation
- Punctured organs
- Anesthesia errors, such as overmedicating or oxygen deprivation, which can lead to long-term nerve damage or cognitive disabilities
- Improper monitoring during the procedure
- Negligent postoperative care
Having an experienced advocate like one of our lawyers on your side means that all aspects of your claim will be examined. For example, surgical negligence stems more from failing to notice or correct a mistake than making the mistake in the first place. Surgeons and anesthesiologists have protocols for dealing with a crisis during surgery - when they fail to follow these procedures, they can and should be held accountable.
Filing a medical malpractice claim after suffering due to a "never event" will require extensive research and often expert testimony from recognized professionals. Our firm has the resources and network to build a strong claim on your behalf.
If you or a loved one suffered additional injury as the result of surgical negligence, we can help. Contact a Wilmington personal injury lawyer at Rhine Law Firm, P.C., at (910) 772-9960 or toll free at (866) 772-9960 to discuss your case in a free initial consultation. Office hours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evening and weekend appointments also available.
- General Anesthesia Risks
- Surgery Information - Merck Manuals
- Never Events - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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