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.
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
- Improper post-operative care
- Punctured/damaged organs
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
- Abdominal pain
- Unnatural soreness, redness, and/or swelling at the surgery site
- Signs of infection
- Loss of consciousness
If you notice any of these symptoms or other indications that something is wrong after surgery, seek immediate emergency medical treatment. Once you have been adequately treated, reach out to an experienced North Carolina surgical error attorney to discuss your legal rights and options.
Speak to an Attorney at Our Firm Today
Put a heavyweight in your corner—contact Lanier Law Group today for aggressive and personalized legal representation. Our team of attorneys, located in multiple offices across the state, takes a collaborative, results-oriented approach to each and every case. We are committed to providing you with the compassionate legal counsel you need and the tireless advocacy you deserve.
We offer contingency fees, so there are no upfront costs for you, and provide legal services in both English and Spanish. If necessary, we can travel to you for your complimentary consultation.