The most commonly reviewed medical malpractice cases include surgical errors. While these errors can range from inadvertently cutting or injuring organs or nerves, to the length of incision, administering and monitoring anesthesia. These errors may even include post-surgical care along with follow-up appointments.
Following a surgical error, insurance agencies tend to limit or deny claims, stating that your behavior contributed to the injury. At Greg Monforton & Partners, our medical malpractice lawyers have over 30 years of experience, and have handled dozens of surgical error cases. During this time, we have developed a great knowledge and understanding of these cases, which allow us to present an aggressive stance against these insurance agencies. By doing so, our lawyers have achieved millions in compensation for our clients.
Types of Surgical Errors
While most Canadians put their trust in surgeons to perform flawless operations, these individuals must recognize the enormous number of surgical errors which occur each year. Therefore, it is imperative to research surgeons prior to having them perform surgeries on any body part. The following includes some common types of surgical errors:
- Causing further complications
- Failing to diagnose symptoms
- Failing to recognize symptoms
- Failing to schedule follow up appointment after surgery
- Failing to take into account patient history
- Failure to construct surgical plan
- Ignoring or misreading lab results
- Inattentive doctors or staff
- Irrational decisions under pressure
- Negligent damages to body parts being operated on
- Negligent sanitation preparation for surgeries
- Negligently leaving surgical items inside patient
- Performing an unnecessary surgery
- Performing surgery on the incorrect body part
- Prematurely discharging a patient
- Unnecessarily delayed surgeries
- Using surgical tools negligently
The lawyers at our Ontario offices handle cases relating to bariatric surgery, eye surgery, botched surgery, spine surgery, brain surgery, back surgery, unnecessary surgery, and most other surgical error cases.
Types of Surgical Error Lawsuit Compensation
Depending on the type and the extent of injuries, there are several types of surgical error compensation which may be accessible. These benefits may be received by the plaintiff, or the family of the plaintiff, depending on each specific situation. The following include the different types of surgical error lawsuit compensation:
- Living Expenses
- Loss of Consortium
- Loss of Enjoyment of life
- Lost Wages
- Medical Expenses
- Pain and Suffering
- Transportation Expenses
Our personal injury lawyers understand the many complications which may accompany an injury as a result of negligent surgical actions. Which is why we offer our free case evaluations, and operate on a contingency fee basis, so we do not get paid unless you recover for your losses and damages.
Contact Our Windsor Lawyers Today
At Greg Monforton & Partners, our lawyers have been serving throughout Ontario, Canada since 1981 and have developed a bank of highly qualified experts that are willing to review your specific surgical error claim.
Our team takes great pride in their work and has great sympathy for injured victims of all sorts. With our main office located in Windsor, Ontario, we are able to serve clients throughout the entire province and elsewhere needed.
If you have further questions regarding your specific case, we welcome you to contact us by completing the Free Case Evaluation or calling us at (866) 320-4770 today.