Cincinnati Surgical Error Lawyer
Surgical procedures are meant to help and heal you or your loved ones’ medical conditions. If a mistake is made during an operation, surgical errors can result in lifelong injuries and conditions. If you’re suffering from a surgical error, it’s important to know your legal rights.
All surgeries have inherent risks, but you should not have to worry about medical malpractice. A Cincinnati surgical error lawyer at Kisling, Nestico & Redick can help you hold a negligent surgeon or other healthcare providers accountable.
Can I Sue for a Surgical Error?
You may be able to sue a doctor or hospital for a surgical mistake. To be successful, you must prove two elements:
- The doctor’s actions were unreasonable and deviated from accepted medical practices.
- These actions caused injury, illness, or worsened an existing medical condition.
Surgeons, anesthesiologists, and other members of surgical teams prepare for different possibilities. They take their jobs seriously and do not want to cause you harm. However, even the best healthcare providers cannot predict an outcome or foresee every possible complication.
Medical malpractice is more than an unintentional mistake or oversight. It is unreasonable conduct that contradicts what a similar doctor would do in a similar situation.
How a Surgical Error Lawyer Helps
A medical malpractice case requires knowledge and resources to counter the other side’s defenses. The law firm of Kisling, Nestico & Redick has the legal prowess to take on powerful healthcare providers and their insurers.
- File motions
- Obtain evidence and documentation
- Meet court deadlines
- Deposition witnesses
- Secure an appropriate medical expert to review your case
You deserve to have a fighter on your side so you can devote your time to your health and your loved ones. A surgical error lawyer works for you on contingency – no recovery, no fee.
Common Surgical Errors
Surgical errors include:
- Operating on the wrong body part
- Operating on the wrong patient
- Performing the incorrect operation on a patient
- Performing an unnecessary surgical procedure
- Failing to monitor the patient’s oxygen levels during surgery
- Using too much or too little anesthesia
- Making intubation mistakes that cause mouth or throat injuries
- Severing or damaging a nerve during surgery
- Using an unsterile instrument or failure to maintain a sterile environment
- Leaving a device or another foreign object inside the patient’s body
- Robotic surgery mistakes, including lacerations and bleeding
Surgeons who deviate from accepted medical practice can and should be accountable for the pain and suffering that they cause. At KNR, we’ve worked with individuals suffering from all types of anesthesia and surgical mistakes.
How do I Prove my Surgeon Was Negligent?
Sometimes surgical malpractice is blatant. A surgeon should never operate on the wrong body part or leave a tool inside a patient. Other surgical mistakes are more difficult to define.
Our Cincinnati surgical error lawyers use the following steps to determine if you have a claim:
- We work with a medical expert to establish the standard of care.
- We define the actions that would have been reasonable under the circumstances.
- Then we assess whether your doctor’s actions deviated from that standard.
We discuss our findings with you so you can make an informed decision about your next steps.
What is the Medical Malpractice Process?
The actual process for a medical malpractice lawsuit begins with an Affidavit of Merit. This sworn statement comes from a medical expert who reviewed your case and believes you have a valid claim. This affidavit requirement is why we work with a highly respected medical expert from the beginning.
If you suspect medical malpractice, give us a call right away. According to Ohio law, you have one year either from the date of the negligent conduct or from the date you suspected malpractice. That’s not much time to gather evidence and build a case.
What is A Surgical Mistake Case Worth?
Every medical malpractice case is unique and worth a different amount. Several factors impact your case’s potential value, including the severity of your injury, whether you’re dealing with any long-term disabilities or disfigurement, and your financial losses.
Medical malpractice compensation may include:
- Past and future medical bills
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
Let our Cincinnati surgical error lawyers evaluate your claim and explain its potential value.
Ohio’s Non-Economic Damages Cap
Ohio limits how much compensation you can win for non-economic damages, which include your pain and suffering.
You can recover up to $250,000 or three times the amount of your economic damages, whichever is more. There’s also a maximum amount of $350,000 per person or, for catastrophic injuries, $500,000 per incident.
Call KNR for a Free Consultation
Were you injured or sickened from a surgical error? Call Kisling, Nestico & Redick surgical error lawyers for a free consultation at (513) 221-0499. You can also request a callback using our online form.
There are no costs to get started. You only pay us if you recover compensation.