Modern surgical practices vary in nature, from mundane cosmetic procedures to urgent life-or-death operations. However, the expectation of those receiving surgical treatment is universal: every person, regardless of the problem being addressed, believes that a health problem will be fixed—and certainly not made worse–by undergoing surgery. When giving their consent to be operated on, every patient expects that the surgery will correct a specific medical issue. But too often, surgeries go horribly wrong.
If you or a loved one have suffered a severe injury or wrongful death as a result of a surgeon’s mistake, contact our Massachusetts personal injury attorneys, 24/7, to discuss your potential claim. We have more than twenty years of experience and a sterling reputation for getting great results. We have procured millions of dollars for our clients. Please talk to one of our medical malpractice attorney experts in a free and confidential consultation. Call us, 24/7, at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Modern advancements in medical technology and increased knowledge about the human body have helped to greatly reduce the number of accidents and complications associated with surgery. The truth, unfortunately, is that surgery nevertheless is rarely without some form of risk. Even the slightest error can have serious effects on a patient’s health, and, in the very worst cases, cause death. Errors in Massachusetts surgical malpractice cases may include, but are by no means limited to:
- Surgery on the wrong organ
- Incorrect incision
- Contaminated conditions in the operating room
- Improper administration of anesthesia
- Failure to recognize and treat post-operative problems
- Failure to recognize complications during surgery
- Performing surgery when the patient is not stable
- Organ puncture or perforation
Despite the difficulty of many types of surgical procedures, the harsh results of a failed surgery can be the loss of a patient’s life and the devastating effects on the lives of his/her family members. Every year, hundreds of Americans die as a result of surgical malpractice. These facts are not easy to digest, yet they tell a vivid truth: surgical malpractice, while rare, is reprehensible professional conduct. It is, therefore, important to hold accountable the doctors and surgeons who fail to exercise reasonable care similar to that of other professionals in the field of medicine.
Whether you have suffered an injury as a result of Massachusetts surgical malpractice or you are mourning the loss of a loved one due to a Massachusetts surgical error, dealing with the aftermath of these terrible ordeals can be overwhelming, to say the least. The Boston surgical negligence lawyers at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates can provide you with the compassionate legal counsel you need during this trying time. Call us 24/7 at 617-787-3700. Your needs are our top priority!