Newport News Wrong-Site Surgery Lawyer
When we make an appointment with a medical professional, we expect them to treat us for our condition. We take time off work, provide medical information, and even go through the hassle with our insurance to receive the proper medical treatment. However, a doctor’s negligence can cause harmful and debilitating injuries. One type of medical negligence is wrong-site surgery, which occurs when a surgeon performs a surgical procedure on the wrong part of your body.
It is hard to fathom that a medical professional would make such a mistake, but unfortunately, these cases do occur. If you suffer a wrong-site surgery, seek legal action with Attorney Avery T. “Sandy” Waterman, Jr., Esq from Waterman Law Centers. With extensive experience protecting Virginia residents and recovering compensation for their injuries, you can trust him to provide you with the best outcome for your claim.
When Can I File a Wrong-Site Surgery Claim in Newport News?
If you have been the victim of a medical professional performing surgery on the wrong part of your body, you have been harmed and inconvenienced. Not only does your pre-existing problem and need for surgery still exist, but you also have a new problem from unnecessary surgery. Plus, you will have to wait longer to remedy your original problem.
If your original surgery was for a non-emergent problem, the wait time for another surgery is often weeks to months. However, if your pre-existing problem was a pressing one requiring prompt surgery, you likely are required to undergo that surgery soon, which increases the risk of surgery.
A doctor performing wrong site surgery on you is so egregious that it is clear medical malpractice, and moreover potentially constitutes battery. At the very least, it is medical negligence. Therefore, you can seek legal action for your multiple harms with an award-winning Newport News wrong-site surgery lawyer, Attorney Avery T. “Sandy” Waterman, Jr.
Types of Damages You can Recover in a Wrong-Site Surgery Claim
The damages you suffer in a wrong-site surgery accident can be extensive. The many types of losses you can recover fall under three separate categories:
The damages you suffer that are verifiable through receipts, other monetary documents and/or mathematical calculation are known as economic damages. Also referred to as “special” damages, these can include the following:
- Lost income
- Medical and treatment bills
- Other financial losses due to the incident
These kinds of economic losses often are simple to estimate using pay stubs, medical bills, and other receipts you already have. Our lawyer will help you gather these documents and do any necessary calculations.
The emotional distress you suffer due to a doctor’s mistake can significantly affect you and your family’s health and well-being. Even though there are no receipts showcasing monetary costs, non-economic damages still are considered when calculating the compensation you deserve, and often are the largest component.
Below are a few examples of non-economic damages:
- Pain, suffering, inconvenience, and mental anguish
- Scarring, disfigurement, embarrassment, and humiliation
- Disability and limitations
You deserve to receive compensation for all of the harms you suffer. Speak with the Newport News wrong site surgery attorney at Waterman Law Centers, PLLC for more information on recovering non-economic damages for your claim.
While rare in Virginia, punitive damages are awarded when the negligent party acts recklessly, and the jury or judge decides whether to punish and make an example out of the defendant for such elevated misconduct. Punitive damages warn others of the severity and hopefully prevent anyone from acting similarly.
Every incident and claim is unique and require a thorough investigation by a qualified lawyer. With legal guidance, our attorney can detail the types of damages you can recover specifically for your claim. Speak with him as soon as possible.
Should You Contact a Newport News Wrong-Site Surgery Attorney?
Doctors and medical professionals are known to have skillful legal representation specifically trained in defending medical-legal issues. Without an experienced attorney, you risk not being able to receive the compensation and justice you deserve for the physician’s negligence. Award-winning attorney Avery T. “Sandy” Waterman, Jr., Esq. will provide you with the following services:
- Providing experienced legal guidance
- Consulting medical professionals and literature
- Analyzing your case for legal issues
- Conducting a thorough investigation
- Gathering and reviewing legal documents and evidence
- Answering case-specific questions
- Establishing the other party’s liability
- Negotiating with insurers and hospitals
- Taking your case to trial if necessary and appropriate
When you have reliable and dependable legal representation, you can trust your lawyer to represent you while you focus on your recovery. Let the award-winning lawyer at Waterman Law Centers, PLLC handle the legal challenges while you stay healthy and take your time recovering.
Contact an Experienced Newport News Wrong Site Surgery Lawyer Today
Waterman Law Centers, PLLC has over 40 years of experience serving the Virginia Peninsula and surrounding areas. With a strong commitment to providing our clients with justice and compensation, our award-winning attorney has numerous positive testimonials explaining and showcasing our dedication to those that rely on our services.
Everyone deserves to feel safe when undergoing a medical procedure. You should not have to deal with the mistakes of a medical professional alone, so Newport News wrong site surgery lawyer Avery T. “Sandy” Waterman, Jr., Esq. will stay by your side every step of the way. Schedule a free consultation by calling (757) 906-4707 or filling out our contact form today.