Have You Been Injured in a Recent Surgery?
When facing a surgical procedure, individuals entrust their lives to the expertise and skill of medical professionals. However, in some unfortunate instances, surgical malpractice occurs, leading to severe and potentially life-altering consequences for patients. At MacCloskey Kesler & Associates, our team of compassionate and experienced surgical malpractice lawyers is committed to fighting for the rights of those who have been affected by surgical errors or negligence.
With years of experience in handling complex surgical malpractice cases, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that such incidents can have on individuals and their families. We provide unwavering support and guidance throughout the legal process, working diligently to build a strong case on behalf of our clients. Our dedicated attorneys possess the knowledge, resources, and expertise necessary to thoroughly investigate each case, identify any instances of negligence, and pursue fair and just compensation for our clients’ damages.
Surgical Malpractice Happens
Surgical malpractice is a serious concern in the field of healthcare, with significant implications for patient safety and well-being. According to studies, surgical errors and malpractice are responsible for a considerable number of adverse events and patient harm. Here are some statistics that shed light on the prevalence and impact of surgical malpractice:
1. Surgical errors account for a significant portion of medical malpractice claims, with estimates ranging from 28% to 40% of all malpractice cases.
2. A study conducted by Johns Hopkins Medicine revealed that medical errors, including surgical mistakes, are the third leading cause of death in the United States, resulting in an estimated 250,000 deaths per year.
3. Common types of surgical errors include wrong-site surgery, such as operating on the wrong body part or performing the wrong procedure, which occurs in approximately 1 out of every 112,000 surgeries.
4. Anesthesia errors, another form of surgical malpractice, can lead to serious complications or even death. It is estimated that anesthesia-related errors occur in about 1 in every 20,000 surgeries.
5. Surgical site infections are also a significant concern, affecting around 2-5% of surgical patients. These infections can lead to prolonged hospital stays, additional medical treatments, and increased healthcare costs.
At MacCloskey Kesler & Associates, we understand the devastating impact that surgical malpractice can have on individuals and their families. Our experienced team of surgical malpractice attorneys is dedicated to advocating for the rights of those who have suffered harm due to surgical errors and negligence. We work tirelessly to hold medical professionals accountable for their actions and to secure fair compensation for our clients.
How does a Malpractice case work?
Consultation: The first step in pursuing a medical malpractice case is to consult with an experienced attorney specializing in medical negligence. During the consultation, you will discuss the details of your case, including the medical treatment you received, the injuries or damages you suffered, and any potential evidence supporting your claim.
Investigation: Once you decide to move forward with your case, your attorney will conduct a thorough investigation to gather evidence. This may involve obtaining medical records, reviewing relevant documents, consulting with expert witnesses, and interviewing witnesses who can provide valuable insights into the case.
Expert Evaluation: Medical malpractice cases often require expert testimony to establish the standard of care and demonstrate how the healthcare provider's actions deviated from that standard. Your attorney will work with medical experts who can evaluate your case, provide professional opinions, and testify on your behalf if necessary.
Negotiation or Litigation: After gathering the necessary evidence and expert opinions, your attorney will enter into negotiations with the opposing party, typically the healthcare provider's insurance company. They will seek a fair settlement that compensates you for your injuries and losses. If a settlement cannot be reached, your attorney will proceed to litigation and file a lawsuit on your behalf.
Resolution: The final step is the resolution of your case. This can occur through a negotiated settlement or a trial verdict. If a settlement is reached, you will receive the agreed-upon compensation. If the case goes to trial, a judge or jury will determine the outcome, and if successful, you will be awarded compensation based on the court's decision.
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