When undergoing a surgical procedure, a positive result is never guaranteed. However, if a patient is harmed or dies due to a preventable medical error, they or their families have the right to fight for compensation for their loss by filing a medical malpractice claim. Surgery is inherently risky, but medical advances have dramatically lowered the chances of adverse outcomes. Nonetheless, negligence still happens.
Being injured during surgery has many consequences. The most severe is, of course, death. Yet less severe injuries can leave a patient with the need for multiple corrective surgeries, excessive medical expenses, delayed recovery, and undue pain and suffering.
How to sue over surgical injuries
A medical malpractice claim requires that you be able to demonstrate the surgeon failed in their duty to uphold the standard of care for their specialty. The standard of care in the medical field is measured by how another competent medical professional would have acted under the same circumstances. To do this, often, it will require the expert testimony of a medical professional trained in the same specialty as the negligent surgeon. Medical malpractice is tough to prove, but you have a significantly better chance with our expert legal team, which has the resources to fight big insurance companies.