Surgical Malpractice Lawyers in Twin Falls & Boise Serving Throughout Idaho
Medical Malpractice Attorneys Helping Victims of Surgical Errors
No matter how minor the procedure, all surgery comes with certain risk to the patient. Even when the procedure is performed endoscopically and incision points are small, there is a risk of infection. But when surgeons and their support teams are tasked with working long shifts and quickly moving between procedures, there is a risk that exhaustion will prevent them from performing procedures competently. On average, experts estimate that over 4,000 errors occur during surgical procedures every year in the United States. Roughly 80 times every week, a patient undergoing surgery will suffer an injury which later analysis discovered was completely avoidable.
Find out if you have a right to compensation after a surgical accident
If you’ve been injured by a surgery error in Idaho, you may have a right to collect money damages. Speak with an experienced medical malpractice attorney to find out if you should file a legal claim for your expenses associated with the botched procedure. Contact the knowledgeable and dedicated Twin Falls and Boise surgical malpractice lawyers at Pedersen & Whitehead for a no-cost analysis of your claim.
What are common surgical accidents?
It is all too common that surgery errors occur due to poor communication or record-keeping, resulting in either the wrong procedure being performed on the right patient, or the intended procedure being performed on the wrong patient. Other common surgical accidents include:
- Objects left in patient
- Surgery performed with instruments that were not properly sanitized
- Wrong-site surgery
- Errors committed during the administration of anesthesia
- Failure to follow the latest good practices in the field
- Performing surgical procedures that were not medically necessary
If you’ve been injured by a surgical error, you deserve compensation for the costs of rehabilitative medical care, corrective procedures, pain and suffering, and time off work. Our Boise and Twin Falls offices employ skilled and knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyers who can help you recover the damages you’re owed. Our attorneys are experienced in representing clients who have suffered medical errors in a range of areas, and we can help after a surgical error during:
- Tumor removal surgeries
- Gynecological surgeries, such as hysterectomies or tubal ligations
- Open-heart surgeries
- Surgical procedures related to childbirth, such as caesarian sections (C-sections)
- Gastrointestinal surgeries
Help is Available after Idaho Surgical Errors Caused by Negligence or Incompetence
For a no-cost consultation on your Idaho surgical error claim, contact the compassionate and knowledgeable Twin Falls surgical malpractice lawyers at Pedersen & Whitehead for a consultation at 208-734-2552, or in Boise at 208-336-2552.