When Surgery Errors Happen
Anyone who has had surgery in recent years knows hospitals are trying hard to reduce the number of surgery errors. Patients are asked repeatedly, "What are you here for?" "What procedure are you having today?" "Which arm are we operating on?" Mistakes are still way too common.
Patients may wake up in the recovery room to find that the wrong surgery was performed on them — or the right procedure was performed on the wrong body part. At Kinerk, Schmidt & Sethi, PLLC, our Tucson personal injury lawyers represent victims of all kinds of surgery errors, including:
- Wrong procedure
- Wrong body part
- Anesthesia errors
- Nicking or perforating an organ
- Leaving sponges or instruments inside the patient
- Failure to diagnose and respond to post-surgical complications
- Post-surgical infection
- Nerve damage
- Severed nerves
We represent surgery error victims who were injured during all types of plastic surgery, gastric bypass surgery, orthopedic surgery, Lasik surgery, abdominal surgery, laparoscopic surgery, cardiovascular surgery, neurosurgical procedures and more. Additional surgeries may be required to correct the error in the initial procedure, which exposes the patient to additional risk.