Sacramento Surgical Error Lawyer

Surgical mistakes are preventable adverse events. Unfortunately these errors cover a wide range of medical malpractice cases that are caused by the negligent actions of medical professionals whoa are involved in the care of a patient before, during and after surgery. The involved practitioners may include various medical personnel such as surgeons, members of the surgical team, and post-operative staff.

Surgical mistakes can be detrimental to an individual’s health state, even during the process of recovery. Medical malpractice is not an uncommon event, and unfortunately, many families and loved ones have fallen victim to injuries caused at the hands of a medical professional. If you’ve suffered an injury due to surgical error it’s important to seek medical malpractice representation early. The surgical error attorneys at Eric Ratinoff Law offer aggressive support and will seek compensation for your case.

Surgical Mistakes Are a Common Form of Medical Malpractice

Surgical mistakes and medical errors include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Unnecessary surgery
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Wrong procedure
  • Wrong surgical site
  • Mistaken patient identity
  • Surgical tools or objects left inside of the patient’s body
  • Improper or faulty performance or execution of surgery
  • Lack of medical action
  • Failure to complete patient records or review patient records
  • Treatment or techniques implemented which are not accepted by the larger medical community to treat a patient’s particular condition
  • Failure to provide necessary medication
  • Improper or lack of after-care instructions

A study conducted on patient safety has estimated that more than 400,000 patients in the U.S. are subjected to preventable adverse events. These surgical mistakes can result in new health complications, worsening of current medical conditions, serious injuries, and death. Examples of the consequences of these devastating medical oversights include:

  • Hospital infection
  • Injury to organs or areas of the body unrelated to the surgical site
  • Nerve or blood vessel injury
  • Internal bleeding
  • Loss of pregnancy or infant death
  • Disability
  • Paralysis
  • Wrongful Death

Contact Our Sacramento Surgical Error Attorney

Surgical mistakes are preventable acts of negligence and the associated injuries can dramatically impact a patient’s state of health, quality of life and financial circumstances. The injury attorneys at Eric Ratinoff Law have successfully fought for clients who have been victims of various surgical mistakes.  If you or a loved one suspect medical malpractice to be the cause of your injury, schedule your free consultation today by filling out the form on this page or calling (916) 970-9100.