Surgical Error in Oregon Hospitals
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When surgery is needed for a medical condition, it is never "minor," no matter how it is termed. Similarly, surgical errors are never minor and often disrupt a patient’s life in a severe manner. We at Angel Law, P.C. understand that and are here to hold surgeons accountable for their errors and medical malpractice.
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If you think that you have been the victim of a surgical error, don't hesitate to contact us. Our Portland personal injury lawyer can help you determine the cause behind the surgical error leading to your injury and if there are grounds for legal action. While some matters are simply a result of human error, there are instances that result directly from negligence. In these cases, you do have options to right the wrongs that have been done to you.
Common Causes of Surgical Errors
Sometimes honest mistakes are made in the operating room. Unfortunately, those mistakes often have huge consequences for the person lying on the operating table. In other instances, however, there are circumstances that can contribute to surgical error that call for legal action. From breakdowns in communication between the staff and surgeon to lack of qualifications or concentration, a wide range of issues can lead to these errors.
The following can lead to devastating mistakes and medical complications for patients:
- Performing unnecessary procedures
- Misreading or misinterpreting lab results
- Poor decisions under pressure or in response to emergencies
- Failing to review patient history
- Negligently going through an operation
- Improper use of surgical tools or equipment
- Incorrect installation of a medical device
- Anesthesia errors
- Accidental damage to surrounding muscles or tissues
These errors, even the ones that are seemingly minor, can lead to brain damage, prolonged infection, loss of limb, expensive follow-up surgeries, and even wrongful death in severe cases. Such injuries, caused by the negligence of medical professionals, should not go unnoticed. Get in touch with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to take action after a devastating surgical error.
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Any type of surgical error should be taken very seriously, especially when it leads to substantial injury or medical complications. Whether you are suffering from life-long debilitations or are enduring a preventable infection, our firm is ready to step up and advocate on your behalf. Whatever the issue, rest assured that Angel Law, P.C. can fight for the compensation you deserve for medical costs, lost work time, pain and suffering, and other related expenses. If you have lost a loved one due to a surgical error, our firm is here to help honor their memory by ensuring justice is served.
Our knowledgeable medical malpractice attorney in Portland can deliver the compassionate support you need. Take action now to schedule a free consultation.
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