Every surgery has risks. It is the job of experienced medical professionals to understand those risks and minimize all potential surgical errors. If your surgery did not go according to plan because of surgeon error, an experienced medical malpractice attorney can help you obtain compensation for your losses.
At Elam & Elam, PLLC, our Charlotte medical malpractice attorneys have been protecting the rights of surgical errors victims since 1978.
Most surgical errors are easily avoidable, but that does not mean they can’t have long-term consequences. From a severed nerve to retained surgical instruments, if you have suffered a severe injury during surgery, you want to make sure you get the medical treatment you need and financial compensation you deserve.
At Elam & Elam, PLLC, our lawyers help people who have suffered a variety of injuries during surgery:
In many cases of surgical error, the operating physician does not even make any physical mistakes while performing the surgery. Performing the wrong surgery can be the most dangerous surgical error of all. We had one case, where a surgeon operated on the wrong level of our client’s back.
When you fail to receive proper monitoring and treatment after surgery, post-surgical complications can lead to sepsis and death.
We protect the rights of clients who have suffered the following post-surgical errors and misdiagnosis:
From scalpels to scissors, any instrument left in the body after surgery can be dangerous. However, sponges can be worse than other instruments because they grow into the body and become infected. A patient may not feel the effects until one or two years later. A retained surgical sponge can lead to intestine loss as well as sepsis.
Elam & Elam, PLLC is here to be your steadfast ally throughout your case. Our team of Charlotte medical malpractice lawyers are here to support you until you arrive at the results that you need.
Call (704) 702-0024 now to arrange for a free case evaluation with our team.