Anesthesiologists, nurses, surgeons, and all other medical professionals involved in the preparation, performance, and aftercare of a surgical patient are held to a high standard when it comes to patient care. They have earned degrees and licenses based on years of education and training, and they should always provide a standard level of preoperative, perioperative, and postoperative care. Any deviation from acceptable standards can have disastrous results for a patient.
When surgical errors cause the wrongful injury or death of a patient, the responsible party should be brought to justice. Decof, Decof & Barry, P.C. has a long history of holding negligent surgeons, doctors, anesthesiologists, nurses, hospitals, and healthcare facilities responsible for delivering substandard care. Our Rhode Island surgical malpractice attorneys have experience with these complex cases and have secured over $1 billion in verdicts and settlements for the injured and wronged.
To learn more about our firm and how we can help with your case, call (401) 200-4059.
Types of Surgical Errors
Any surgery has inherent risks, but they should be understood by the patient and weighed against the potential benefits so he or she can make an informed choice about moving forward with the procedure. If a healthcare professional makes a mistake or acts negligently at any point before, during, or after surgery, and a patient is injured as a result, this may provide grounds for a medical malpractice case. It will be necessary to prove that the surgeon or other medical professional failed to provide reasonable care based on his or her training and the tools at hand.
Our attorneys have experience in surgical malpractice cases involving:
- Negligent postoperative care, leading to infection
- Drug or alcohol use by a nurse, surgeon, or anesthesiologist
- Operating on the wrong body part
- Performing the wrong procedure
- Lack of informed consent
- Anesthesia errors
- Leaving an object behind in a patient
- Plastic surgery malpractice
Call our Rhode Island surgical error lawyers at (401) 200-4059 for a free consultation.