Surgical Errors

If you are planning to have an operation in Iowa, the Des Moines law firm of Galligan & Reid, P.C., strongly encourages you to be proactive. Learn as much as you can about how to protect yourself from surgical error, before your surgery.

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Sadly, patients who have been our surgical error clients in the past have endured much pain and suffering, and in some cases, wrongful death. Their lives and their families’ lives will never be the same after they have experienced any of the following:

  • Laparoscopic surgery malpractice
  • Gastric bypass error
  • Operation on the wrong body part (breast, ankle, or knee, for example)
  • Implantation of defectively designed or broken pacemakers, hip implants, or other medical devices
  • Inappropriate and unnecessary podiatry surgery such as bunionectomy, leading to further complications

The attorneys of Galligan & Reid, P.C. have a great deal of experience investigating the causes and effects of surgical errors, and presenting the evidence to insurers and juries on behalf of Iowa medical malpractice victims.

We know, for example, that in the process of gall bladder removal, some doctors are performing this type of operation with a minimal amount of training. Using 2-D laparoscopy has been shown to be disorienting for some surgeons with limited experience in this technique. Quite a few patients undergoing what should be a simple gall bladder removal have ended up having their bile ducts cut by mistake, with devastating consequences.

When the evidence points to surgical malpractice, the Des Moines personal injury lawyers of Galligan & Reid, P.C., are prepared to seek full compensation for our clients.

Schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Iowa attorneys by contacting the law offices of Galligan & Reid, P.C. through this Web site.