Williamsburg Wrong Site Surgical Errors Lawyer

Avery T. “Sandy” Waterman, Jr.
Avery T. “Sandy” Waterman, Jr.

Williamsburg Wrong Site Surgical Errors Lawyer

Surgery is a significant procedure, so the decision to undergo surgery is a significant one. When a medical professional operates on the wrong body part, it can be especially devastating. Wrong-site surgery is a surgical error made by negligent medical professionals and is classified as “never event,” an error that never should have occurred. If a medical professional has performed a wrong-site surgery, speak with an experienced surgical error lawyer to recover compensatory damages through a medical malpractice claim.

Attorney Avery T. “Sandy” Waterman, Jr. at Waterman Law Centers, PLLC, has recovered millions on the behalf of medical malpractice victims, earning numerous honors.

What Are Wrong Site Surgical Errors?

A wrong-site surgical error is a medical malpractice event that occurs due to a surgeon performing a surgical procedure on the incorrect area of a patient’s body, which may include the wrong side of the body, or the wrong organ, or the wrong limb.

When a surgeon and potentially other medical professionals incorrectly operate on the wrong area, you can pursue compensatory damages in a medical malpractice claim for substandard of care. Other parties besides the performing surgeon may be held liable for wrong-site surgeries.

Per Virginia’s Medical Malpractice Act, you must have an expert witness to pursue a medical malpractice claim against a medical professional. Your Williamsburg medical malpractice lawyer can obtain a written statement from the expert witness that the healthcare provider deviated from the standard of care, and this deviation caused your injuries and other losses.

Liability in a Wrong-Site Surgical Error Medical Malpractice Claim

Multiple healthcare providers potentially can be found accountable for a wrong-site surgical error. Although the performing surgeon can be the most obvious party. If you suffered due to a wrong-site surgical error, it may have been due to another medical professional’s careless actions.

The following are parties that may also be held liable for harm caused due to wrong-site surgical error:

  • Surgical staff, including operating room nurses, assistants, and techs
  • Other hospital staff, such as nurses or administrators
  • Treating physicians
  • Hospitals

A miscommunication between the surgeon and surgical staff is one clear example of how a procedure can be performed improperly, resulting in a wrong-site surgical error. The hospital staff responsible may be held liable in a medical malpractice claim for the suffering they caused.

Most hospitals have policies, procedures, and protocols in place to minimize the occurrence of medical and surgical mistakes. When such processes fail or are not put in place to prevent medical errors, the hospital and staff involved may be responsible for resulting physical, emotional, and financial damages. Contact our experienced Williamsburg wrong site surgical error lawyer for legal representation.

Compensation Awarded in a Successful Williamsburg Wrong Site Surgical Error Claims

In a successful Williamsburg wrong-site surgical error medical malpractice claim, you can recover economic and non-economic losses related to the suffering you have been caused by negligent medical professionals.

The value of your medical malpractice claim and the type of damages you may be awarded is dependent on the unique circumstance and extent of injuries. Your experienced wrong-site injury lawyer at Waterman Law Centers, PLLC, can help determine the value of your claim and fight for the complete compensation you deserve.

The following are examples of compensatory damages you may be entitled to receive in a successful wrong-site surgical error claim:

  • Medical expenses, including past and future
  • Lost wages, including past and future
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Emotional suffering
  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical therapy
  • Medication management
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Live-in care expenses
  • Permanent disability limitations
  • Scarring and disfigurement

Wrong-site surgical errors may have lasting implications that affect your day-to-day life. At Waterman Law Centers, PLLC, we fight for the complete compensation you deserve so you can fully heal, recover, and find closure following the event. If a medical professional breach their lawful duty of care and is found responsible for wrong-site surgery, he or she should be financially responsible for the harm he or she caused. To get started with your case, contact our surgical error attorney in Williamsburg today.

Contact an Experienced Williamsburg Wrong Site Surgical Error Lawyer at Waterman Law Centers, PLLC

If you have sustained surgical harm due to a wrong-site surgical error, it may feel overwhelming to pursue the justice you deserve. At Waterman Law Centers, PLLC, we understand the complexity of medical malpractice claims and will fight for the fair compensation you deserve due to medical staff negligence.

We have over 40 years of experience and a track record of success in handling the toughest cases. Our medical malpractice attorneys in Williamsburg are ready to help secure the recovery you deserve from the liable party who made the wrong-site surgical error. Contact us for a free consultation at (757) 906-4707 or fill out our contact form.

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