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Experienced Washington DC / Maryland Surgical Errors Lawyer – Attorney Walter E. Laake, Jr.

Maryland Surgical Errors Lawyer

Surgical errors cover many different types of surgical malpractice.  From surgeons who are negligent, inattentive, even under the influence of alcohol and drugs, to surgeries done on wrong patients or body parts, surgical errors can have devastating effects, including lifelong injury and pain, and death.  If you or a loved one has been the victim of this type of malpractice, contact Maryland surgical errors lawyer Walter E. Laake, Jr. today.  An experienced surgical errors lawyer understands the laws regarding this type of medical malpractice and can protect your rights while fighting for compensation.

One of the most catastrophic types of surgical errors is wrong site surgery, in which a surgeon operates on the wrong part of the body.  It seems impossible to believe such a mistake could be made with all the technology and protocols in place to keep things like this from happening, but unfortunately it does happen.  It's particularly devastating when the surgery involves removal of a testicle, breast or limb for cancer or other reasons.  Not only is an unnecessary surgery performed, but whatever condition called for the removal of a different body part is allowed to continue unchecked until the problem is corrected, requiring more surgery, more pain and more recovery time.  Surgical errors occur during cosmetic surgeries, as well.

Factors that increase the risk of surgical errors include a surgeon operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs, poor surgical planning or rushing, a lack of communication between operating room staff and patient and hospital staff, general negligence or incompetence, failure to follow proper procedures, and multiple procedures being done during one surgery.  A Maryland surgical errors lawyer can look at your case and determine if negligence or incompetence caused your prolonged pain and illness, or the surgical-related death of a loved one.

Did you recently receive medical negligence resulting in surgical errors? If you or anyone you know are in need of an experienced Washington DC Medical Malpractice Lawyer, please contact us today.

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