Representation for Victims Injured as a Result of Surgical Errors
Surgeons and nurses perform vitally important functions before, during, and after surgical procedures and if negligence or errors occur, you can trust the law office of Attorney David A. Sims of Vienna, WV to provide representation if you were injured as a result of surgical errors. We also represent all victims of serious medical malpractice.
The Role of Nurses: Monitoring Health, Controlling Bleeding, Suturing, and Ensuring Sterility
Although it is clear that surgeons perform the main surgical procedures on patients, nurses play an important role in surgical theaters, recovery rooms, and clinical procedure areas. At times, nurses may be asked to perform the same tasks as operating department practitioners within the operating room and their role in surgical errors may be overlooked. These perioperative nurses (including circulating nurses and scrub nurses) are expected to have expert level judgment and critical thinking skills. Their duties, variously, include:
- Controlling Bleeding During Surgery
- Cutting Tissue
- Ensuring Sterility of Environment
- Handing Sterile Equipment to Surgeons
- Monitoring and Documenting Procedures
- Monitoring the Patient’s Physical Health
- Preparing Autoclaved Instruments
- Suturing Flesh
Nurses play a large part in your successful (or unsuccessful) surgical outcome. When surgeons or surgical nurses neglect their duties, the results can be disastrous for the patient and may include many types of disabling conditions or death.
Failure to Alert Medical Personnel to Discrepancies and Errors
Failure to alert medical personnel may cause surgical errors, including:
- Discrepancies in Medical Charts
- Excessive Hemorrhaging
- Incorrect Incisions
- Incorrect Procedure/Surgery
- Insufficient Application of Anesthesia
- Nerve Damage
- Septic Operating Room
- Surgical Equipment Left Inside of the Body
- The Possibility of Contaminated Instruments
- Wrong Patient, Procedure, or Body Part Errors
Negligent Conditions: Fatigue, Incompetence, and Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Surgical errors may also occur due to the following negligent conditions:
- Drug/Alcohol Abuse
- Improper Aseptic Technique
- Inadequate Planning
If you think that you have been harmed as a result of a surgical error, contact our law office right away. We will carefully investigate all of the relevant information and determine how to proceed with your claim for compensation. We may decide to file a lawsuit on your behalf. We will get you all of the compensation that is guaranteed to you by law for your valid medical malpractice claim.
Contact Attorney David A. Sims today to set up a free initial consultation: (304) 428-5291.