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Is A Surgical Error The Cause Of Your Poor Outcome After An Operation?

Surgical errors are surprisingly very common. From dramatic, easily noticeable errors such as surgery on the wrong body part to more subtle, less obvious errors such as a doctor’s failure to recognize complications after surgery, medical mistakes associated with surgery can have disastrous repercussions on a patient’s health.

Galligan Law in Des Moines can evaluate your potential medical malpractice case having to do with surgery and related medical issues. We enjoy a strong reputation among attorneys, insurers and judges. Your case will be in good hands if you become a client of our law firm. A free initial consultation can be a powerful step forward after you have been harmed through a surgical error.

Even A Seemingly Minor Surgical Error Can Cause Devastating Consequences

A patient may then lose time and money, with a need for repeat surgery, prolonged hospitalization and irreversible worsening of health. In severe cases, fatal outcomes that could have been prevented may come about after doctors fail to detect and stop internal bleeding, for example. In the case of a delayed or botched cesarean section, a baby’s lifelong development may be jeopardized.

Any surgery can go wrong, leading to botched outcomes or worsened injuries. Most commonly, surgeries that go awry include:

  • Colon or bowel surgery
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Gall bladder surgery
  • Cancer surgery

Whether the surgical error involved leaving unintended retained foreign objects in the body or a wrong-site surgery, you may have a medical malpractice claim. A timely investigation by a legal advocate may become financially vitally necessary for a patient or surviving family members.

Things To Look For During An Investigation After A Negative Surgical Outcome

When attorney Brian P. Galligan takes on your potential medical malpractice case after a difficult surgical outcome, he will look at factors such as the following:

  1. Did the patient give informed consent to the surgery?
  2. Was the operation actually unnecessary surgery?
  3. Were proper alternatives to surgery discussed?
  4. Was the patient properly informed about the risks of the procedure?

Iowa law requires material risks to be disclosed before surgery. Examining evidence that you did or did not truly give consent to will be part of the investigation into the circumstances behind your surgical error case.

At the same time, we will seek to document evidence of the impact of the negative outcome on your life. Interviews with you, your doctors and your family members may be part of this process. Tallying up your expenses and lost income will be another part. We will not take your medical malpractice case unless we believe that your case is feasible and that we can win your claim and recover compensation for you.

Request A Free Case Evaluation

The next step now that you have considered bringing a medical malpractice claim is to arrange for a frank dialogue with an accomplished, respected medical malpractice lawyer. Mr. Brian P. Galligan’s strong reputation can be an asset in your case.

To schedule a consultation, call Local: 515-316-6179 or send an email message through this website. We welcome attorney referrals, as we have received many over the years.