Surgical procedures are often lifesaving. However, because they are so invasive, the slightest error in performing them can have dangerous and even deadly consequences. Unfortunately, there are many opportunities for surgery to go wrong, and all too often, medical professionals make these opportunities a reality through their own negligence.
Any medical professional working on a surgical procedure has a duty to pay close attention to every variable involved. When they fail to do so, they commit a dangerous act of negligence that puts the patient at risk of serious injury, complications, or even death. If you or someone you love has been hurt by a surgical error, Evans Moore, LLC wants you to know that you have legal options.
Surgical procedures tend to be complex and involve many variables. A mistake in any one of these variables can have severe consequences. Here are some of the more serious errors that can occur in surgery and may amount to medical malpractice:
Any of these errors, among others, can turn a lifesaving procedure into a detrimental one. Not every surgery will necessarily be a success, but if your surgeon committed these or similar errors during your procedure, they may have committed an act of medical malpractice.
Dealing with the consequences of surgical errors can be a difficult time in your life. On top of whatever condition required surgery in the first place, you now have to manage further injury and complications, as well as recovery from the wrong procedure, before finally receiving the correct one. When taking legal action, it is important to have a lawyer on your side who knows the process and will handle your case with care and compassion. The South Carolina medical malpractice lawyers at Evans Moore, LLC have experience fighting negligent surgeons in Georgetown and Charleston. We will consult with experts to build your medical malpractice case and increase your chances of holding your surgeon financially accountable for the harm they caused you. If you or someone you love was hurt by a surgical error, contact the South Carolina surgical error lawyers at Evans Moore, LLC today by calling (843) 995-5000.