Surgery Malpractice

Surgery Malpractice Lawyer

Surgery Malpractice Claims

Surgery Malpractice Leaves Devastating Injuries.

Proving Surgery Malpractice requires a Medical and Legal Investigation

Legal Help for Victims of Surgery Malpractice

Surgery malpractice is a broad category of medical malpractice cases. These cases cover the gambit from surgeons failing to look before cutting to inadequate post-surgical care leading to falls or infections. A consultation with a surgery malpractice lawyer should be sought in cases involving serious injuries or death to determine whether a surgical error is to blame.

In most personal injury cases the facts can be uncovered through testimony of independent witnesses, the injured party, video, police investigations and other easily accessible evidence. In surgery malpractice cases, the victim is typically sedated and is effectively unavailable as a witness to the malpractice. The medical team that performed and assisted during the surgery can not be counted on for unbiased and forthcoming reporting of surgical errors.

A free consultation with a surgery malpractice lawyer at Patterson Law by calling 301-383-1522 is the first step to finding answers.

Surgery Malpractice Law

Real Answers for Victims of Surgery Malpractice

Injuries from surgery malpractice generally require a medical and legal investigation to discover what caused a surgical injury. This will typically begin with a review of the medical records by an attorney and then a medical expert. Medical records typically do not contain overt confessions of errors, but the records and operative report may show deviations by the medical personnel from the accepted standards of care. In addition, the type of injury sustained can sometimes lead to the inevitable conclusion that malpractice occurred.

A surgery malpractice lawyer at Patterson Law can work with medical experts to assess whether bad outcomes from surgery are due to malpractice as opposed to known risks or unfortunate complications. An investigation usually requires the collection of the victim’s complete medical history.

Surgeons often must balance the risks and benefits of a treatment for a patient with multiple ailments. For example, during surgery the general standard of care is for patients to be taken off blood thinners and anticoagulants. This is to avoid bleeding during surgery and after surgery while internal wounds heal. But a patient with severe atrial fibrillation is at a heightened risk of blood clots forming and subsequently sustaining a stroke without anticoagulants. The surgeon must balance the risk of the patient suffering a stroke against the risk of the patient suffering a serious internal bleed. The standard of care is typically to resume the anticoagulant medication a certain number of hours after surgery. The longer the medical team waits the greater the risk to the patient of suffering stroke. On the other hand, the sooner that anticoagulation medication is administered after surgery the greater the risk of an internal bleed to the patient. This is just one example where a bad outcome after a surgery could occur due to competing risks that the surgeon properly managed.

A surgery malpractice lawyer at Patterson Law offers free consultations to determine whether a potential surgical injuries may be due to malpractice.  Call 301-383-1522 to schedule a free consultation to be held at our offices in Bowie.

Doctors that are found to have committed surgical malpractice in Maryland are at risk for losing their hospital privileges to operate. Surgeons are reluctant to admit to a surgery malpractice because of potential professional consequences such as losing their privileges to operate at hospitals.

Post-Surgical Care Errors

Legal help for Victims of Post-Surgical Care Errors

Surgery generate risks that need to be managed after the procedure. These risks include infections, fall prevention, avoiding DVTs and pulmonary embolisms. A surgery patient must be given proper care and instructions after surgery. At the hospital or surgery center care must be taken to prevent the patient from falling or developing an infection. The patient must also receive proper instructions about the use of medication, resuming activity and signs or symptoms that require them to return for a medical evaluation.

The surgery malpractice lawyers at Patterson Law with the assistance of medical experts can evaluate whether serious injuries or deaths during and after surgery occurred due to a medical error.

George is very personable and professional. He was very effective working with the opposing counsel and judges in my case. He was always available to talk and was patient in answering my legal questions. Highly recommended.


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Surgery malpractice is deeply frustrating to their victims. Doctors rarely admit errors and the patient desperately wants credible answers as to what went wrong and why.

George Patterson, Medical Malpractice Lawyer

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The surgery malpractice lawyers at Patterson Law serve clients in Prince George's County and through out Maryland.  Our offices are located in Bowie near the intersection of Route 30 and Route 50.

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If you or a loved one were seriously injured as a result of surgery malpractice please contact lawyer George Patterson to schedule a free consultation.  Call 301-383-1522 to schedule a free consultation at our offices in Bowie.

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