Injured During Surgery in Charleston
Hold Your Doctor Accountable for Their Negligent Mistakes
Do you have reason to believe that the surgical error you endured was the
direct result of
medical malpractice? If so, it may benefit you to contact Preston & Salango, PLLC. You
might be eligible for compensation! For more than four decades combined,
our Charleston personal injury lawyers have been devoted to restoring
justice. With lifetime membership in both the Million Dollar Advocates
Forum® and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, we have
proven our ability to help clients obtain the amount of compensation they deserve.
Want to find out if you have grounds to file a surgical error medical malpractice claim?
Call (304) 902-4266 today
to request your
free case evaluation!
Types & Causes of Surgical Errors
Since things can go wrong during surgery, patients must sign an informed
consent form before undergoing their operation. This form states that
the patient acknowledges the known risks of the surgery. Unfortunately,
there are a number of factors that can contribute to a surgical error.
The surgeon may simply lack the skill or experience needed to perform
the procedure, or they may try to cut corners. Additionally, factors such
as fatigue, lack of planning or the use of drugs and/or alcohol can affect
a doctor’s ability to perform their job correctly.
Common errors that can occur during surgery include:
- Administering too much or not enough medication
- Anesthesia errors
- Creating an incision at the wrong site of the body
- Injuring a nerve
- Leaving a piece of surgical equipment inside the patient
- Operating on the wrong body part
- Operating on the wrong patient
- Removal of the incorrect organ
Even if a mistake during surgery occurs, this does not necessarily mean
that the error was caused as a result of medical malpractice. Rather,
if the error did not fall beneath the medical standard of care or, if
the individual was not actually harmed by the error, then no malpractice
occurred. In many surgical error cases, it is not that difficult to determine
if the surgeon's treatment was below the standard of care; however,
it is still recommended that you discuss your case with an experienced
personal injury attorney before moving forward with your claim.
Preston & Salango, PLLC Is Ready to Fight for You
All surgical errors have the potential to be traumatic, and we strongly
believe that a patient should never have to pay for the suffering they
endured at the hands of a negligent surgeon. With extensive trial experience,
we are not afraid to
fight against large corporations or companies in order to protect our clients' rights and well-being. In fact, one
of our very own
Charleston personal injury attorneys has been included in the list of the
Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers Association, demonstrating our ability to
take a case to court and fight vigorously for our clients.
You Won't Be Expected to Pay Unless We Win Your Case
"They recently won my malpractice lawsuit against the doctors and
hospital that were responsible for my husband's death. For a law firm,
they actually showed me they cared about me, and that it wasn't all
just about money."
Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis, which means that clients
do not owe us a cent unless we win their case. We also offer free initial
consultations so that potential clients can discuss their concerns with
us before making a formal commitment. This allows us to assess their situation
and determine if they have grounds to file a medical malpractice claim.
As a family and community-oriented firm, we are truly passionate about
providing individuals and families throughout Charleston with the effective
representation they deserve.
Do not wait to take action—
call our firm today to get started on your case! Your initial consultation is free.