Surgery Errors May Be Medical Malpractice
Holding Massachusetts Surgeons And Hospitals Accountable
When you go in for an operation, you literally place your life in the hands of the surgical team. An error of skill or judgment or omission can have dire consequences, including serious permanent injury and death.
The medical malpractice lawyers of Ellis Law Offices have a proven record of results in these complex cases, including recoveries for surgical malpractice. Our understanding of the medical aspects helps us present winning strategies and compelling arguments in pursuit of justice for our clients.
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You deserve the truth, but surgeons and hospitals do not readily admit errors. To discuss your suspicions, arrange a free consultation with one of our Worcester attorneys.
Uncovering What Went Wrong With Your Surgery
Surgery errors occur in many forms, on the part of surgeons, anesthesiologists, scrub nurses and other medical professionals involved in prepping and executing surgeries:
- Wrong site or wrong procedure
- Scalpel accidents
- Anesthesia errors
- Foreign objects left inside the patient
- Emergency room errors
- Failure to monitor in post-op recovery
- Premature discharge from the hospital
- Failure to obtain informed consent
Our experienced attorneys know how to decipher medical records — and read between the lines — to establish the surgical error and the causal connection to the life-changing or fatal outcome.
Securing Rightful Compensation
There are certain “never events” that constitute malpractice when surgeons and staff fail to follow their own protocols and the accepted standard of care. Those surgery mistakes can lead to life-threatening conditions or irreversible damage, including cardiac arrest, stroke, hemorrhage, sepsis, nerve damage, organ failure and bowel resection.
We work with many professionals to determine the ongoing medical needs of our clients and appropriate damages for disability, disfigurement, lost earnings, and pain and suffering. Our diligent approach commonly results in settlements, but we always prepare as if the case will be presented to a jury. We have the resources, the courtroom skills and the commitment to our clients to go that extra step when necessary.
Free Consultation And Case Evaluation
We take on all the financial burdens, and we deal with the medical providers and insurance companies. If we take your case, there are no attorney fees unless we obtain compensation. Contact Ellis Law Offices today to discuss your possible surgery malpractice lawsuit.
If you cannot travel to our offices in Worcester or Fitchburg, we can come to your home or hospital, anywhere within Massachusetts.