Mobile, AL Surgical Error Attorney

Filing Claims for Surgical Injuries in Alabama

When surgical errors occur they can cause significant harm to patients and their families. If you have been a victim of a surgical error, our Alabama surgical error lawyers at Cunningham Bounds are here to help you seek justice and compensation.

Our team will thoroughly investigate your case, consult with medical experts, and fight aggressively on your behalf. We are committed to helping you secure a favorable settlement.

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What is a Surgical Error?

A surgical error refers to a mistake or negligence made by a surgeon or the surgical team during a surgical procedure. These errors can lead to severe consequences for the patient, causing injuries, complications, or even death. Medical malpractice occurs when healthcare professionals deviate from the standard of care expected in their field, resulting in harm to the patient.

Common causes of surgical errors include:

  • Lack of Communication: Miscommunication between members of the surgical team can lead to errors, such as performing the wrong procedure or operating on the wrong body part.
  • Fatigue and Burnout: Overworked surgeons and medical staff are at a higher risk of making errors due to fatigue, which can impair judgment and motor skills.
  • Inadequate Preoperative Planning: Insufficient evaluation of a patient's medical history, failure to identify potential risks, and inadequate planning for the surgery can lead to errors during the procedure.
  • Technical Errors: Mistakes during surgery, such as accidental damage to adjacent organs, nerves, or blood vessels, can result in serious complications.
  • Incompetence and Inexperience: Surgeons who lack the necessary skills, training, or experience may be more prone to making errors during surgery.
  • Lack of Supervision or Oversight: In some cases, surgical errors occur due to a lack of proper supervision or oversight from senior medical staff.
  • Poor Communication with the Patient: Inadequate communication between the surgeon and the patient regarding the risks, benefits, and alternatives of the procedure can lead to misunderstandings and unrealistic expectations.
  • Inadequate Postoperative Care: Negligence in providing appropriate postoperative care can lead to complications or delayed recognition of surgical complications.
  • Use of Faulty or Improperly Maintained Equipment: The use of defective surgical instruments or equipment can contribute to surgical errors.
  • Drug or Medication Errors: Administering the wrong medication or incorrect dosage during surgery can have serious consequences for the patient.
  • Emergency Situations: In urgent or emergency surgeries, the pressure to act quickly can increase the likelihood of errors.
  • Impaired Surgeons: Surgeons operating under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or other impairing substances can pose significant risks to patients.

Who is Liable for a Surgical Error?

In a medical malpractice claim for a surgical error, liability typically depends on the specific circumstances of the case.

Generally, the following parties could be held liable:

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