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When surgery is needed, patients trust medical professionals. Unfortunately, surgical errors can occur due to negligence, leaving patients with severe complications or injuries. These incidents can lead to physical pain, emotional distress, and financial burden. Understanding your rights is crucial if you or a loved one has suffered from a surgical error.

Smith LaCien specializes in medical malpractice related to surgical errors, advocating for those who have been unjustly injured. We recognize the challenges and frustrations that come with these cases and are here to help navigate the complex legal landscape to seek the justice and compensation you deserve.

Why Choose Smith LaCien?

At Smith LaCien, our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys have decades of combined experience in medical malpractice law, specifically focusing on surgical errors. Our firm has a proven track record of securing favorable verdicts and substantial client settlements.

We understand that each case is unique. Our highly personalized approach ensures every client’s needs and circumstances are considered. We work closely with medical experts to build a compelling case on your behalf.

We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you owe us nothing unless we recover your compensation. This allows you to pursue justice without financial risk.

Understanding Surgical Errors and Medical Negligence

Surgical errors are serious mistakes that occur during surgery. They are often categorized as “never events” – errors that should never happen in the medical field.

What Constitutes a Surgical Error?

These can range from operating on the wrong body part or performing the wrong procedure to less obvious but equally dangerous mistakes such as incorrect anesthesia dosing or using non-sterile surgical instruments. Each of these errors can stem from various factors, including miscommunication among the surgical team, inadequate preoperative planning, or a failure to follow established safety protocols. Such errors are preventable and a clear sign of professional negligence, where the standard of care that medical professionals are expected to provide is not met.

Common types of surgical errors include:

  • Wrong-Site Surgery: Operating on the wrong part of the body.
  • Wrong Procedure: Performing a different procedure than the one planned.
  • Anesthesia Errors: Incorrect dosage or administration leading to severe complications.
  • Foreign Objects Left in the Body: Surgical tools or materials left inside a patient post-operation.
  • Nerve Damage: Due to surgical instruments improperly used or positioned.
  • Infection: Caused by non-sterile techniques or environments.

How We Can Help

At Smith LaCien, we thoroughly investigate every aspect of your case, from reviewing medical records to interviewing witnesses. We aim to demonstrate clearly how the negligence occurred and who is liable. We advocate for full compensation to cover all your damages, including medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, and more.

Take the First Step Toward Recovery

If you believe you or a loved one has been the victim of a surgical error, do not wait to seek legal representation. Contact the injury lawyers in Chicago at Smith LaCien today for a free consultation. We are committed to providing the support and expertise you need to fight for your rights and secure the best possible outcome. Take the first step towards healing and recovery by allowing us to guide you through every step of your legal journey. Call us at (312) 509-8900 or use our online form to learn more and get started on your path to justice.

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