At The Gogel Law Firm, our St. Louis medical malpractice attorneys know that when patients are informed they must undergo surgery for a medical condition, it can be an incredibly stressful event — even before the date of the operation arrives.
All surgeries involve risk, and even the most routine surgeries cannot guarantee a successful outcome. However, no one should ever expect to be injured or lose their life during a surgical procedure because of a medical professional’s mistake.
Unfortunately, surgical errors can happen without notice in Missouri, resulting in the need for additional surgeries to correct the mistake or permanent injuries that cannot be reversed.
If you or someone you love was the victim of surgical malpractice, we can help you understand your legal rights and options to hold the liable physician or combination of medical providers responsible for your full financial recovery.
What is Considered a Surgical Malpractice in Missouri?
Surgical malpractice is the result of a patient being treated below the standard of care, and subsequently suffering additional or unanticipated harm from an avoidable mistake made by a medical professional during the procedure.
What are the Most Common Types of Surgical Malpractice?
Missouri is home to some of the best hospitals and physicians in the U.S. However, even when talented surgeons are leading operating departments across the state, many types of surgical mistakes can still be made during these procedures.
Some of the most common types of surgical malpractice include, but are not limited to:
- Recalled or Defective Surgical Devices Used During the Procedure.
- Understaffed Medical Facilities.
- Poor Training and/or Education, Skills, or Experience to Perform the Procedure.
- Failed Communication Between Physicians/Surgical Team.
- Inadequate Planning to Avoid Complications.
- Physician Fatigue or Exhaustion.
- Substance Abuse at the Time of the Procedure.
- Anesthesia Errors.
- Inaccurate Incisions.
All cases of surgical malpractice are the result of a mistake or error that could have been prevented. Unfortunately, nearly half of all adverse events occurring in hospitals are related to surgery.
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury or lost their life to surgical malpractice, our skilled Surgical Errors Attorneys in St. Louis at the Gogel Law Firm want to hear your story. You deserve justice for your damages, and we can help you pursue the liable surgeon or combination of medical providers for your full financial recovery.