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Medical Malpractice: Surgical Errors

When you undergo surgery, whether it be planned in advance or emergency care, you expect that your surgeon will act with nothing but professionalism and honesty. But sometimes surgeons make mistakes due to gross negligence.

In these cases, an experienced attorney can help you recover damages to put your life back together. If you've been injured in the operating room, please contact the Law Offices of Mark L. Karno & Associates today at 800-849-7182 to schedule a free consultation with our Chicago medical malpractice lawyer.

Surgical errors fall under the broad class of medical malpractice law. Some of the most common surgical errors include 

  • Administering the wrong amount of anesthesia
  • Operating on the wrong patient
  • Leaving a piece of surgical equipment inside a patient's body
  • Operating on the wrong part of the body
  • Injuring one or more nerves during surgery

Such errors can cause permanent disability or even wrongful death. While there are as many reasons for error as there are attending surgeons, some of the most common reasons are 

  • Fatigue
  • Insufficient training
  • Bad planning
  • Impairment due to drugs or alcohol
  • Neglect

Remember, though, a reason is not an excuse. You entrust these medical professionals with your life, and when they fail to perform professionally, it's you who pays. An experienced attorney can't heal your wounds, but they can help you recover all of the compensation to which you are entitled.

If you've been injured during surgery, take the first step to righting the wrong. To learn how a Chicago medical malpractice lawyer can help, please contact the Law Offices of Mark L. Karno & Associates today at 800-849-7182 to arrange your free case evaluation.

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