San Diego Surgical Malpractice Lawyer
Medical Errors in Surgery and Post-Operative Care can lead to Serious Issues
Every year well over 25 million Americans undergo some type of surgery for their medical needs. The number of surgeries that lead to malpractice suits is not a high percentage but it still accounts for 100's of thousands of individuals. The number of deaths that could have been prevented by optimal medical care and were at least partially caused by medical errors in also in the 100's of thousands per year. Malpractice is considered to be professional negligence.
When a medical practitioner acts or fails to act in such a manner that death or injury results in a patient due to a deviation from accepted medical standards then it is likely a valid case of malpractice. Seldom is this more dramatic than from malpractice in a surgical procedure. Often the injury or death results from improper care in the post-operative period and this can be compounded by surgeon neglect or unwillingness to provide proper and attentive afterwards. Any suspected case of surgical malpractice should be reviewed by a San Diego medical malpractice and negligence lawyer as soon as possible after a surgery. These cases require exhaustive evidence and it is critical to not risk the possible loss of critical medical records or statements from other personnel who witnessed the events.
Things to know about Surgical Malpractice
Possibly one of the most difficult aspects of constructing an effective lawsuit in this area is the fact that only witnesses are all participants. A lawsuit will be brought against the doctors, nurses, attendants or facility yet at the same time the key information to determine any malpractice, negligence or deviation from standards will largely come from those defending themselves. Without expert and experienced legal grounding in this specific field a lawyer simply does not know where to look and what questions to ask. Often it is a matter of familiarity in order to know what is missing that can make or break a case. The Law Office of Bruce G. Fagel & Associates has years of training, medical background and courtroom familiarity and brings this knowledge and expertise to your cause. We quite normally are able to obtain satisfactory settlements without even having to go to court based upon the strength of our cases.
If it is possible that you or someone close to you has suffered unnecessary injury, pain or a lethal result due to a deviation from accepted standards in a surgical procedure, or the recovery period, then we can help. Please
contact a San Diego Surgical Malpractice or Negligence Lawyer
for a full consultation and review of your case.