Washington State Medical Malpractice
When a medical condition requires surgery, we place our trust and confidence in surgeons. The thought of a doctor making a mistake never crosses most people's minds. However, a surprising number of surgical errors occur every year in hospitals in Washington State and across the nation. A botched surgery can leave a patient with serious injuries and can even result in wrongful death.
If you have been injured due to a surgical error or other medical malpractice, contact Leemon + Royer, PLLC, for a free consultation. Our office is in Seattle, but we handle cases throughout western Washington and in Alaska.
Types of Surgical Errors
Surgery requires extreme skill and attention to detail. The fact is, not all surgeons are alike. Even those who are considered leaders in their field can and do make mistakes. Additionally, any medical professional involved in the surgery process can make a medical mistake. Anesthesiologists, nurses, and surgical assistants can make mistakes before, during or after surgery which cause serious injury and death. At Leemon + Royer, PLLC, we handle a wide variety of surgical malpractice claims, including the following:
- Performing unnecessary surgery
- Operating on the wrong body part
- Unintended nicking or cutting of nerves, organs, arteries or other body parts
- Medication errors, including anesthesia errors
- Post-surgical infections, including the failure to diagnose or properly treat infections at the incision site, sepsis, or other infections
- Leaving surgical sponges, instruments or other objects in patient
- Wrong site surgeries
Surgical errors can cause life-changing consequences that an innocent victim is not prepared to handle. Our attorneys understand the multiple components of a medical malpractice case: Emotional turmoil, years of recovery, and unanticipated medical expenses. We seek compensation that will help a client deal with these consequences now and in the future.
Staph and other infections can be classified as surgical errors. Although hospitals and clinics strive to maintain sanitary conditions, hospitals are full of staph bacteria that can cause serious infections.
If you have received a staph infection after surgery, we may be able to recover compensation on your behalf. Contact us for more information.
If you were injured because of a surgical error or other medical malpractice, contact our lawyers to discuss your case in a free consultation. Call 206.269.1100.