Surgical Error

Florida Surgical Error Malpractice Lawyer

Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Plantation, the Palm Beaches and the Florida Keys

Surgical errors are one of the most common types of medical malpractice in South Florida. These errors can result in medical complications, excessive expenses, lost wages, personal pain and suffering, and even death. When a surgeon, attending staff, or hospital makes an error before, during, or after a surgical procedure, you have every right to hold them accountable and seek compensation.

Types of Surgical Errors

Studies estimate surgical errors, including a health care provider leaving a foreign object, like a sponge or instrument inside a patient’s body, happens almost forty times every week. Incredibly, the study also estimates after an operation 39 times a week, performs the wrong procedure on a patient 20 times a week and operates on the wrong body site 20 times a week. The researchers, reporting online in the journal Surgery, say they estimate that 80,000 of these so-called "never events" occurred in American hospitals between 1990 and 2010 - and believe their estimates are likely on the low side.

There are a number of surgical errors that will demand the attention of an experienced medical malpractice attorney. Some common forms of surgical error include:

  • Wrong site surgery
  • Wrong patient surgery
  • Surgical instruments left in the body
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Over- or under-medicated
  • Poor incisions
  • Organ or nerve damage

Surgical errors can result in excessive bleeding, brain damage, infection, and other serious injuries. When these consequences are the result of medical negligence, you need an aggressive Fort Lauderdale surgical error attorney on your side as soon as possible to help ensure you are not cheated out of the compensation you deserve.

A respected and proven trial attorney, Mr. Lipsky understand Florida’s complex medical malpractice laws and is prepared to put that knowledge, along with his unyielding dedication to justice, to work for you. If you or a loved one were injured in due to the negligence of a health care provider Fort Lauderdale, Miami-Dade, the Florida Keys or the Palm Beaches, we urge you to CONTACT the Law Offices of Joseph I. Lipsky, P.A., either ONLINE OR by CALLING us:

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(561) 514-3535 - Palm Beaches
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