• BY THE NUMBERS:
    ◦ According to a study by Johns Hopkins University, surgeons unintentionally leave foreign objects inside their patients 39 times a week.
    ◦ Over the past 20 years, surgical malpractice cases have resulted in over $1.3 billion to injured victims.
    ◦ According to National Practitioner Data Bank, $115,000 was the mean payment on a surgical malpractice case in 2002.

Surgical Errors

Although general surgery is a recognized medical specialty, most surgeons choose to become hyper-specialized with respect to a particular body part or procedure.  Also, the performance of a surgical procedure usually involves the cooperation of additional medical specialists such as an anesthesiologist and/or certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA).  In the case of major surgical procedures, there may be multiple medical disciplines involved in both pre and post surgical care.  Many medical negligence claims arising from surgical procedures are related to the failure to appreciate the onset of a post surgical complication.  Surgical errors due to negligence often arise in the following situations:

–        Orthopedic knee surgery

–        Hip replacement

–        Nerve block

–        Epidural injections

–        Laparoscopic procedures

–        Appendectomy

–        Spinal surgery

–        Podiatric procedures

–        Carpal Tunnel Release

–        Lasix and Cataract surgery

–        Oral surgery

–        Bypass and other cardiac surgeries

–        Angiograms

–        Stent Placement

–        Cancer related surgeries

–        Mastectomy

–        Craniotomy

–        Plastic surgery

–        Diabetic amputations

–        Cholecystectomy

–        Mesh cases

–        Bladder suspension

–        Hernia repair

–        Vitrectomy

–        Robotic surgeries

–        Negligent administration of anesthesia

–        Cautery of vital structures

–        Gynecological surgeries

–        Rotator cuff repair

–        Femoral Bypass

–        Cerbrovascular accidents and infarctions

–        Failure to timely recognize post surgical complications

–        Joint repair and replacement

We are experienced in evaluating and pursuing all medical negligence claims related to surgical complications and errors.  If you believe you have been the victim of medical negligence, the Law Office of Mark A. Glassman, P.A., would like the opportunity to discuss your potential claim.  Should you have a viable medical negligence claim, we will fully investigate all the issues of medical negligence, retain the appropriate medical experts required to prove your case, and pursue your claim through trial.  Please call toll free (844-USA-LAWS) or e-mail (Claims@USALawsuits.com) the Law Office of Mark A. Glassman, P.A., to discuss your potential medical negligence claim.