Delaware Surgical Errors Attorneys Pursuing Justice for Those Harmed by a Medical Mistake
Surgery always presents a risk, no matter how big or small the procedure. Sadly, some people have suffered injuries due to a careless or negligent surgeon, operating room nurse, or other surgical personnel. Sometimes the injury may even be the consequence of hospital malpractice. If you or someone you care for has been injured due to surgical error, Hudson, Castle, & Inkell, LLC, can help provide experienced legal representation to achieve the compensation you deserve. At Hudson, Castle, & Inkell, LLC, we have more than 50 years of combined experience handling personal injury claims for people in Wilmington and throughout the state of Delaware. We aggressively protect the rights of people who have suffered needless injury because of the carelessness or negligence of medical professionals or as a result of hospital malpractice.
We recognize that every case is unique and are dedicated to providing the highest level of client service, including individualized personal attention. We employ cutting-edge technology to monitor every aspect of your case so that we can dedicate our energy and attention to getting full and fair compensation for you. If you need formal legal advice regarding your surgical error case, contact our law firm today for a free initial consultation at (302) 428-8800.
What Is a Surgical Error?
We trust surgeons and other medical professionals with our care and the care of our loved ones, but at times they do not deliver the standard of care that is expected from them. This negligence may be due to fatigue, time constraints, poor communication, or a myriad of other factors. However, when this negligence leads to an error during any part of the surgical process which causes harm to the patient, then it is considered a surgical error and constitutes medical malpractice. Some common surgical errors which may lead to malpractice claims include:
- Operating on the wrong body part
- Leaving a surgical tool or foreign object in a body cavity after surgery
- Failing to use appropriate care, resulting in unnecessary damage to nerves, organs, or other body parts
- Anesthesia errors, from failing to gather necessary medical history information to administering the wrong anesthesia or an incorrect amount of an anesthetic
- Defective implants, including implants with a manufacturer’s error in design or construction.
- Performing unnecessary or the wrong type of surgery
- Failing to monitor the patient properly following the operation
- Inadequate infection control
- Errors resulting in wrongful death
- Failure to properly inform a patient of the risks of their surgery
What Compensation Is Available for Victims of Surgical Errors?
When we have a medical procedure performed, we usually understand that it comes with a risk of surgical complications. But when egregious and preventable errors happen, and you or your loved one suffers needlessly, you deserve compensation for the consequences of that surgical negligence. A surgical mistake can cause chronic pain, financial difficulties, stress in your personal life, medical phobias, and more negative outcomes which can deeply impact your life. You may even require additional surgeries to fix the issues caused by the initial surgery. Those responsible should be held accountable for their actions so you can begin to get your life back. While every surgical error case is unique, some of the areas you may be eligible to receive compensation for include:
- Current and future medical bills
- Living expenses
- Loss of future wages
- Loss of the ability to perform normal daily functions
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Physical therapy
- Transportation expenses
If your loved one died as a result of an error by a medical professional, you could be eligible for compensation for wrongful death, loss of consortium, and loss of society and companionship.
What Should You Look for in a Surgical Error Attorney?
Many attorneys take on surgical error cases, but what makes a law firm stand out? Experience in this type of case is key. It can take a large network of resources to properly investigate and piece together all the factors leading up to the surgical error that caused you so much harm. You need an attorney who knows how to take on the well-financed defense teams employed by insurance companies, hospitals, and doctors. It is also vital that your legal team listens closely to your story and can give your case the time and attention it deserves. You have been through a challenging time already due to your injuries. Consulting with a law firm should ease that stress and give you peace of mind that your story will be heard and you will have the opportunity to seek justice.
How Can Our Attorneys Help You?
Surgical error claims can be very complex, so we work closely with national experts and specialists, including doctors and nurses. Our experts will carefully investigate the facts and circumstances of your case, reviewing all medical records. As a result, we are often able to identify critical issues at the early stages of litigation, helping us prepare and present extremely persuasive arguments for your recovery.
Hudson, Castle, & Inkell, LLC can handle all types of injuries related to surgical errors, from a brain injury caused by oxygenation problems to nerve damage, including numbness, paralysis, or even loss of limbs. We protect the rights of people who have developed unnecessary infections because of unsanitary conditions and represent surviving family members in wrongful death cases involving surgical mistakes. Our attorneys are respected by their legal peers and will work to achieve justice for you and your family.
If you or someone you care about has been injured because of a surgical error, please contact Hudson, Castle, & Inkell, LLC. Every claim we handle begins with a free initial consultation. We know you have been through a challenging time, so we offer the convenience of flexible appointments, and we will charge you nothing unless we win or settle. If you would like to schedule a free consultation, please call Hudson, Castle & Inkell, LLC at (302) 428-8800.