Surgery is a complex and risky medical procedure that requires the utmost care, precision and attention to detail. A surgeon operating on an incorrect body part, such as a wrong limb, organ, or side, leads to severe physical, emotional, and financial harm. Such errors or omissions have serious physical consequences for the patient, ranging from long-term pain and discomfort to disability.
Wrong site surgery is a surgical error made by a negligent healthcare provider and is classified as a “never event,” i.e., a mistake that never should have occurred. If your surgeon performed a wrong site surgery, speak with the experienced Hampton surgical error lawyer at Waterman Law Centers, PLLC, to recover compensatory damages through a medical malpractice claim. We have 40 years of award-winning service, recovering millions on behalf of medical malpractice victims.
Wrong site surgical errors refer to surgical procedures in which the surgeon operates on the wrong part of a patient’s body. This can involve surgery on the wrong limb, organ or side of the body or performing unnecessary surgery. This type of medical malpractice is a preventable error involving multiple factors and contributors, such as communication breakdowns, other human error, or inadequate policies or protocols.
When a surgeon or other healthcare provider incorrectly operates, resulting in a wrong site surgery, you can pursue compensatory damages in a medical malpractice claim for substandard care.
Virginia’s Medical Malpractice Act requires that you must have an expert witness to pursue a medical malpractice claim against a healthcare provider. An award-winning medical malpractice lawyer can obtain the required written statement from the expert witness that the healthcare provider deviated from the standard of care, which caused your injuries and other losses.
If you suffered injuries due to a wrong site surgical error, it was due to a surgeon’s and/or another healthcare provider’s negligence. An experienced Hampton surgical error lawyer will conduct an investigation to determine the parties that can be held liable for the damages you suffered, which can include one or more of the following:
Hospitals have policies, procedures, and protocols to minimize medical and surgical errors. When such processes are inadequate, the hospital and staff involved may be accountable for the resulting physical, emotional, and financial damages.
In a successful Hampton wrong site surgical error medical malpractice claim, you can recover economic and non-economic damages caused by negligent healthcare providers.
The value of your medical malpractice claim and the damages you can be awarded depend on the circumstances of your wrong site surgical error case and the extent of your injuries. Your experienced Hampton wrong site surgery attorney at Waterman Law Centers, PLLC, can determine the value of your claim and fight for the complete compensation you deserve.
The following are examples of compensatory damages you can recover in a successful wrong site surgical error claim:
Wrong site surgical errors can have a lasting toll that affects your daily life. At Waterman Law Centers, PLLC, we fight for the maximum compensation you deserve so you can heal, recover, and find closure following the incident. If a healthcare professional provided substandard medical care and is found liable for wrong site surgery, he or she should be financially responsible for the losses you have incurred.
If you have suffered injuries due to a wrong site surgical error due to a healthcare provider’s negligence, it can feel overwhelming to pursue the justice that you deserve. At Waterman Law Centers, PLLC, we take the stress off your shoulders by guiding you through every step of your medical malpractice claim. We understand the complexity of Virginia’s medical malpractice laws and will fight for the monetary compensation you deserve
With over 40 years of award-winning service, our track record speaks for itself. We are well-versed in handling the toughest cases and recovering millions for medical malpractice victims in Hampton and surrounding areas.
Avery T. “Sandy” Waterman, Jr. Esq. is named to The Best Lawyers in America for Medical Malpractice for 2007-2023, and again was voted “Lawyer of the Year” for Medical Malpractice by his peers in Southeast Virginia; and Waterman Law Centers has been recognized as a Metropolitan Tier 1 Best Law Firm for Medical Malpractice by U.S. News & World Report for 2021-2023.