Surgical Errors

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

Sioux City Medical Malpractice Lawyer — Galligan Reid PC — Firm Fighting for a Safer Iowa

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 PC 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 PC are prepared to seek full compensation for our clients.

Schedule a free initial appointment with one of our Iowa attorneys by contacting the law offices of Galligan Reid PC through this website.

You Can Depend on Our Experts to Present Your Facts Accurately

To best help your case, we provide you with experts from around the country. These experts are well-versed in the surgery at issue in your case. They can help the court and any jury understand what went wrong and what should have happened in your surgery.

Further, our experts can help the court understand the scope of your injuries. That understanding helps courts determine the fair and just compensation appropriate for your case.

Providing you with access to world-class surgical experts is only one component of our firm's larger commitment to providing you with the resources and guidance your case needs in order to succeed. We view this approach as providing you with the assurance you need that we believe in you and your case.

The resources we provide to you when we accept your case includes case costs. It also means we do not collect a fee from you unless we recover compensation on your behalf. This type of arrangement is called a contingency fee agreement.

We Assist You With the Entire Medical Malpractice Legal Process

If you are like most people who come to see us, you are at least confused, if not outright frightened. We can clarify this legal process for you so you understand what is happening and so you can make intelligent decisions about your future.

We begin helping you understand the legal process from the very beginning of your surgical errors case. Agreeing to represent you would mean that we have evaluated your case and determined that it is worth your while to pursue a lawsuit.

In many situations, we advise potential clients not to pursue a lawsuit, however. We normally decline representation where the cost of a client's lawsuit would outweigh the available financial compensation in a given situation. Where those circumstances exist, a lawsuit normally does not provide a client with their best solution.

Once the case is evaluated and accepted by our firm, we then communicate with all involved parties on your behalf. That means you do not have to wrangle with the insurance adjuster or an attorney for the insurance company. We do that for you.

On your behalf, we also work to gather evidence for your case during the legal phase called "discovery." We use that evidence for a number of purposes such as evaluating the case on an ongoing basis and negotiating favorable settlements for you where advisable.

We gather that evidence primarily through "Requests for Documents" and "Interrogatories." The requests for documents allow us to gather paperwork that perhaps only the other side possesses. The interrogatories allow us to ask the other side questions and receive written responses.

In addition, we will also determine whether a deposition will help your case. A deposition is a formal discussion between the lawyers for one party and a witness or expert for the other party (sometimes even the other party or its representatives themselves).

We also handle all of those discovery components for you should the other side want to request documents from you or ask you questions during a deposition. In those situations, we prepare you thoroughly, drawing on our decades of experience in handling some of the largest cases against some of the largest insurance companies and corporations.

Ultimately, we can either negotiate a settlement with the opposition or go to trial when trial provides you with your best option to protect your rights. Under either scenario, you will be able to move forward with your case confidently, knowing that you have been fully advised by seasoned legal professionals who hold a command of the law in serious injury matters such as yours.

Make an Appointment With Galligan Reid PC

Your rights are time-sensitive under the law. For that reason, we urge you to contact an attorney promptly to determine what legal options remain open to you. Call us at 800-217-9312 or reach us online.