Columbia, Maryland, Surgical Error Lawyers

Surgery is inherently risky. However, when the standard of care that should be exercised during these delicate procedures is breached and errors occur that result in harm to you or a loved one, you may have a claim of medical malpractice that should be pursued to collect compensation for your injuries and hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions.

If you believe that you or a family member has been the victim of a surgical error, the experienced Maryland medical malpractice lawyers at The Ingram Firm, LLC, take the time to help you understand the legal process and use it to fully protect your rights during this sensitive and challenging time. We are here to stand up to the wrongdoer on your behalf so you can focus on your health and healing.

Skillfully Handling All Types of Cases Involving Medical Negligence and Malpractice

Surgical errors committed by doctors, nurses, and hospital staff, including surgeons, anesthesiologists and other personnel may be medical malpractice if certain levels of care are not adhered to or a certain level of negligence exists. For instance:

  • Did all of the involved medical personnel, including doctors, nurses, techs and others, receive adequate training on the performed procedure?
  • Was the equipment used properly sanitized, subject to proper maintenance and tested prior to use?
  • Did someone take a comprehensive history, clearly noting all allergies and past complications?
  • Was clear informed consent provided before the procedure, outlining all possible risks?
  • Was anesthesia properly administered?
  • Were the patient's vitals properly monitored?
  • Did the surgeon perform the wrong procedure or operate on the wrong organ or body part?
  • Were any extra procedures performed or drugs administered without consent?

If the answer to any of these questions is no, the mistakes made in the operating room of a hospital or a surgical suite at a doctor's office or urgent care often result in serious consequences for a patient and his or her family.

Surgical mistakes often result in extended hospital stays, revision surgeries, readmission after going home, infection, additional procedures to correct the mistake and sometimes even death. When a surgical error has caused additional problems for your loved one, including failing to diagnose a complication from the surgery, it may not be readily obvious. Often, recovery from the surgery itself may mask that an error occurred. It takes a thorough investigation — and the knowledge of what to look for — to uncover surgical errors.

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With education in our backgrounds, we believe in the value of knowledge and good communication. We make sure you know what's happening in your case, so you are empowered to make the best decisions possible.

Serving Howard County from our Columbia, Maryland, offices, we focus our practice on empowering and educating our clients who have been harmed due to a medical practitioner's surgical error. Contact our Columbia surgical error attorneys today to explore your legal options.