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.


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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.

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