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North Carolina Surgical Error Attorneys

Were You or Your Loved One the Victim of a Surgical Mistake?

Surgical mistakes are some of the most devastating medical errors. A single act of negligence can lead to immense pain, life-threatening complications, and costly emergency medical treatment. In severe cases, surgical errors even lead to fatalities.

If you or your loved one was the victim of a surgical error resulting in damages, you have the right to take legal action. Lanier Law Group, P.A. can help you fight to hold negligent surgeons and other medical professionals accountable. We have been proudly representing victims of negligence throughout North Carolina since 1997. With a proven track record of success, we have earned a reputation as heavyweights in the courtroom.

If you or a loved one were permanently injured or disabled because of medical malpractice, call Lanier Law Group at (855) 757-4204 or contact us online. We can travel to you if needed. 

Examples of Common Surgical Errors

While surgical errors are relatively rare, they remain more common than many people realize. Surgeons and attending staff often work incredibly long hours, leading to fatigue that can result in mistakes. Sometimes, surgeons are simply careless or there is a miscommunication between a surgeon and a nurse. In any case, the results are typically very serious.

Some of the most common examples of surgical errors include:

  • Wrong-site surgery
  • Operating on the wrong patient
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Foreign objects left in the patient
  • Accidental nerve damage
  • Infections
  • Improper post-operative care
  • Punctured/damaged organs
  • Contamination

It may be difficult to imagine that a surgeon could operate on the wrong patient or leave behind an instrument in a patient’s body, but inattention, miscommunication, and other forms of negligence can—and do—lead to these and other surgical mistakes all the time. These are things that should never happen. At Lanier Law Group, we are dedicated to fighting for victims of surgical errors and pursuing justice and a fair recovery on their behalf.

Signs That a Surgery Has Gone Wrong

Typically, when a medical professional has made a surgical mistake, there will be several signs that something has gone wrong.

These signs and symptoms include:

  • Failure of the initial condition to improve
  • Worsening of the original condition
  • Severe pain at or near the surgery site
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Fever
  • Abdominal pain
  • Signs of infection
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Unnatural soreness, redness, and/or swelling at the surgery site
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*Featured Case Results, Settlements, & Trial Wins From Our Attorneys
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    A case with multiple plaintiffs who were potentially exposed to a deadly disease while in the hospital.

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    The OB doctor’s negligence caused a delay in the baby’s birth which resulted in the baby suffering of a severe hypoxic brain injury.

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    Our client died following an overdose of medication that occurred as a result of the negligence of the nursery staff while they were in the hospital.

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    Our client suffers from a severe developmental delay following a birth injury when there were signs of fetal distress that were not responded to.

  • $500,000 Botched Gall Bladder Surgery

    Our client suffered an injury to their common bile duct during a laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

  • $425,000 Surgical Error

    A client had their bowel perforated during a ventral hernia repair.

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