Experienced Surgical Error Lawyer in West Virginia
David A. Sims Represents Victims Injured By a Surgical Error
Surgeons and nurses perform vitally important functions before, during, and after surgical procedures. If medical negligence or errors occur, you can trust the law office of Attorney David A. Sims of Vienna, WV, to provide representation if you sustained an injury as a result of a surgical error. We also represent all victims of serious medical malpractice.
Understanding the Role of Nurses During Surgery
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 perform the same tasks as operating department practitioners within the operating room. On occasion, medical personnel may overlook their role in a surgical error. We expect these preoperative nurses, including circulating nurses and scrub nurses, 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 disastrous events occur for the patient, possibly including many types of disabling conditions or death.
Failure to Alert Medical Personnel to Discrepancies and Errors
Surgical errors happen in a variety of different ways. Failure to alert medical personnel may cause a surgical error, 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
- Possibility of Contaminated Instruments
- Wrong Patient, Procedure, or Body Part Errors
If medical personnel fails to report any errors resulting in your disability or injury, call Medical Malpractice Attorney David A. Sims today.
Common Medically Negligent Conditions Found in Medical Personnel
A surgical error may also occur due to the following negligent conditions:
- Drug/Alcohol Abuse
- Improper Aseptic Technique
- Inadequate Planning
If you or a loved one endured medical negligence leading to a surgical error, seek an experienced medical malpractice lawyer today to file a claim.
Trust David A. Sims as Your Surgical Error Lawyer in Vienna, WV
If you experienced harm or injury 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 the compensation guaranteed to you by law for your valid medical malpractice claim. Contact Attorney David A. Sims in Vienna, WV, today to set up a free initial consultation.