Our Michigan medical malpractice lawyers represent patients who have suffered injuries due to surgical mistakes, or "botched surgeries." Surgical mistakes refer to events during a surgical procedure in which the surgeon, anesthesiologist, or nursing staff performs the procedure improperly which results in injury and harm to the patient. Many times, the mistake is the failure to recognize a complication during the surgery and repair it at that time.
Proving a Michigan Surgery Malpractice Case
There are many risks associated with all surgical procedures and some surgeries are extremely difficult and complicated. A poor outcome or bad result is not necessarily proof that a surgeon committed malpractice. In order to prove surgical malpractice, it must be proven that the surgeon or medical staff was negligent either during the procedure or post-operatively.
Some surgical mistakes result in catastrophic injuries due to the negligence involved. However, many smaller surgical mistakes go completely unnoticed. These surgical mistakes can range from errors regarding the monitoring of patients' vital signs, the type and length of incision, the surgery itself, and the inadvertent cutting or injuring of nerves, organs, or other body parts. Post and pre-surgical care and follow-up are also considered in the area of surgical mistakes.
Effects of Surgical Errors and Mistakes
Surgical errors and mistakes can cause pain and suffering, disability, emotional distress, decrease in health as well as many other problems. They also result in lost earnings and significant medical expenses. When a patient dies from a surgery mistake, the surviving family members can file a Michigan wrongful death lawsuits.
Common Types of Surgery Errors
There are many different types of surgical errors.The most common types of surgery malpractice cases are:
- Heart surgery
- Gastric Bypass surgery
- Bariatric surgery
- Gallbladder surgery
- Spinal surgery
- Back surgery
- Hysterectomy surgery
- Plastic surgery
- Podiatry surgery
Statute of Limitations For Michigan Surgery Malpractice Lawsuits
The statute of limitations for surgery medical malpractice cases varies from state to state. In Michigan, you must file a medical malpractice lawsuit within two years of the date of the malpractice. If you miss a deadline, your claim will be lost forever. To avoid these severe consequences, you should contact the Michigan surgery attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately.
Michigan Surgery Malpractice Attorneys No Fee Promise
We will represent you in your Michigan surgery malpractice case under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
Contact Your Michigan Surgery Malpractice Attorney Today
If you or someone you care about was inured by a surgery mistake, you need to speak with our experienced Michgian medical malpractice attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to tell us your story and we will explain how we can help you and get started on your case.