Surgical Error Claims in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia
All surgeries have a certain degree of risk. Risks should be understood by patients before they agree to any surgical procedure; however, surgical errors caused by the negligence or incompetence of attending medical staff are not an acceptable risk. All hospital employees involved in your surgery are bound by a duty to provide you with reasonable medical treatment that does no harm. When they fail to do so and you suffer an injury as a result, you may be able to seek compensation with a medical malpractice claim.
The Cochran Firm DC is a branch of the nationally recognized Cochran Firm. As such, our malpractice attorneys have unlimited access to a nationwide network of medical experts in addition to the legal expertise of the entire firm. Working with experts in a variety of fields, our attorneys can identify possible sources of negligence. If negligence caused your injury, our Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia surgical malpractice attorneys have the experience and resources to handle your claim.
If You’ve Been a Victim of Medical Malpractice:
Examples of Surgical Errors
Common sources of medical negligence include:
- Medication errors
- Wrong-site surgery
- Anesthesia errors
- Infection caused by poor sanitation
- Internal injuries caused by careless incisions
- Surgical instruments left inside of a patient
Some injuries can result from a doctor’s failure to consider your full medical history. Others can result from ineptitude, recklessness, or sheer disinterest on the part of a surgeon or other hospital staff member. No matter the specific cause of your injury, if negligence was involved you deserve to be compensated for all your injury-related costs.
Surgical Malpractice Attorneys
The United States boasts one of the most technologically advanced medical industries in the world. With the education, training and rigorous standards of our medical practitioners, there is no excuse for surgical errors.