Fighting For Victims Of Surgical Errors
Even under the best circumstances, surgery can be at least somewhat risky with no guarantee of a successful outcome. But most of the time, the controlled risks are worth the benefits that surgery offers. Unfortunately, some patients suffer devastating injuries or even death due to the negligence of the medical professionals involved in their procedure.
At BP&M, our medical malpractice attorneys are ready to help you pursue compensation and hold negligent doctors accountable after a serious surgical error. We have been advocating for injured patients for 35-plus years. We are intimately familiar with Indiana’s injury laws and have the skills, resources and knowledge to take on the most complex medical malpractice cases.
Examples Of Surgical Errors And Associated Injuries
There are numerous ways that physicians and medical professionals can err during surgery. Here are just some examples:
- Leaving surgical equipment in the body after the procedure (known as retained foreign objects)
- Operating on the wrong part of the body (wrong-site surgery)
- Causing preventable damage to surrounding tissues, muscles, nerves or ligaments
- Failure to control for infection risks
- Errors with anesthesia (too much, too little or using medications despite a known patient allergy)
The consequences of a surgical error can be devastating, including:
- Brain damage
- Nerve and tissue damage
- Internal injuries
- Paralysis or partial loss of motion
- Death or permanent disability
Proving Medical Malpractice
Not every bad outcome is the result of medical malpractice. There are simply too many factors that physicians cannot control. But when malpractice does occur, patients and their families deserve fair compensation.
Med mal cases sometimes take years to complete and often require extensive research and expert testimony from medical professionals. Our firm has been taking on medical malpractice litigation for more than three decades. We have a network of expert witnesses and an efficient research team ready to investigate your claim and uncover evidence of malpractice.
Learn More In A Free Initial Consultation
If you are unsure whether you have a case, contact us for a free consultation with one of our attorneys. BP&M is based in Fort Wayne and serves clients throughout Northwest Indiana.