Tampa Surgical Mistake Lawyer

Surgeons have a difficult job, but it’s vital for surgeons, surgical assistants, and everyone else involved in medical operations to ensure they cause their patients no harm. When surgeons make mistakes that cause further injury to their patients, they may incur liability for medical malpractice. It’s important to note that a mistake does not automatically mean the doctor committed malpractice. The determining factor is negligence.

Whenever a patient undergoes a medical procedure, the medical staff performing the procedure must adhere to the accepted standard of care for that procedure. For malpractice to have occurred, the defendant must have fallen below the acceptable standard of care for that procedure. Surgeons and other medical professionals should act in a manner consistent with how a reasonable, equally skilled and trained professional would act in the same circumstances.

Types of Surgical Mistakes

Surgical mistakes can take many forms, some of which occur before or after procedures. A few common types of surgical mistakes include:

These are just a few of the possibilities. If you believe that a surgeon or other medical professional made a surgical error that caused you pain or harm, it’s important to meet with an attorney to discuss your options.

Winning a Malpractice Lawsuit

Medical malpractice cases are notoriously complex and often lead to intense legal battles. The Williams Law team is here to help injured patients in Tampa recover their losses after suffering injuries due to surgical errors. Many surgical mistakes lead to more surgeries to correct the damage, more pain, and more intensive recovery. Patients can secure compensation for their medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost income from time spent out of work.

Contact the team at Williams Law to schedule a free case evaluation. If you or a loved one has been harmed by a surgical error, meet with our team so we can assess your situation and let you know what kind of compensation to expect.