Understanding Oregon Medical Malpractice: Common Surgical Errors
There are many different types of Oregon medical malpractice that could seriously injure and innocent patient. Surgical errors are one of the most commonly thought of types of Oregon medical malpractice. In fact, most people that think of medical malpractice think of surgical errors such as the slip of the scalpel. While there are many other different types of medical malpractice, and surgical malpractice is not the most common, surgical errors due to Oregon medical malpractice can absolutely result in catastrophic personal injury or wrongful death.
There are many different types of surgical errors which could result in serious personal injuries. Our Portland surgical error lawyers know that medical malpractice do to surgical mistakes could result in serious injury. Victims maybe entitled to pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, lost future earnings if unable to return to the same job, loss of consortium, and many other types of Oregon medical malpractice. It is important for victims of surgical errors to realize that they can begin representation with our legal team at no upfront costs. This is because we except cases on a contingency fee agreement meaning that we only get paid once we recover money for you.
Types of Surgical Errors Due to Oregon Medical Malpractice
There are several different types of Oregon medical malpractice which could occur during surgery. These errors could result in catastrophic personal injury or the wrongful death of the patient. Sometimes these errors could have been easily avoided if healthcare providers exercise reasonable care under the circumstances. Some of the most common examples of surgical errors due to Oregon medical malpractice include the following:
- Slips with tools
- Broken tools
- Improper sterilization of the surgeon, staff, or tools
- Wrong site surgery
- Wrong patient surgery
- Treating the wrong condition
- Performing the surgery wrong
- Using the wrong type of sutures or hardware in a surgery
- Taking too long during the surgery which results in excessive inflammation and damage
- Burn injuries
- Anesthesia overdoses
- Causing excessive scarring
- Damaging a nerve or blood vessel
- Removing too much healthy tissue
- Causing secondary injuries such as damage to other muscles, organs, nerves, or vessels
- Patient neglect
- Causing excessive blood loss
- Causing a stroke during the surgery or blood clot which causes catastrophic injury or results and the wrongful death of the patient, and
- Other serious instances of medical malpractice.
Common Injuries Due to Surgical Errors
There are many possible injuries due to surgical errors. But the most common injuries do surgical errors from Oregon medical malpractice are those which have long-lasting effects on a patient. This means that patients and their families may suffer long term ramifications. Some of the most common injuries due to surgical errors which you should contact our Portland surgical error lawyers include the following:
- Nerve damage
- Broken bones or torn muscles
- Organ damage
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Significant scarring
- Massive infections including sepsis
- Burn injuries requiring skin grafting
- Emotional harm
- Wrongful death, and
- Many other common types of personal injuries.
Ask Our Portland Surgical Errors Lawyers for Help
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or killed as a result of medical malpractice contact the Oregon Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Kuhlman Law at our number below or fill out the intake form. We offer a free initial case evaluation and handle cases on a contingency fee which means that you pay no money unless we recover.
Our law firm handles cases throughout the state including Bend and Portland Oregon, Redmond, Central Oregon, Sisters, Madras, Multnomah County, Deschutes County, Salem, Eugene, Corvallis, Lane County, Medford, Gresham, La Grande, Albany, Medford, Beaverton, Umatilla, Pendleton, Cottage Grove, Florence, Oregon City, Springfield, Keizer, Grants Pass, McMinnville, Tualatin, West Linn, Forest Grove, Wilsonville, Newberg, Roseburg, Lake Oswego, Klamath Falls, Happy Valley, Tigard, Ashland, Milwakie, Coos Bay, The Dalles, St. Helens, Sherwood, Central Point, Canby, Troutdale, Hermiston, Silverton, Hood River, Newport, Prineville, Astoria, Tillamook, Lincoln City, Hillsboro, and Vancouver, Washington.
We also have an office in Minneapolis, Minnesota and take medical malpractice cases throughout the Twin Cities, including St. Paul, Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Dakota County, Washington County, Anoka County, Scott County, Blaine, Stillwater, and Saint Paul Minnesota.
Please act quickly, there is a limited time (Statute of Limitations) in which you can bring a claim under the law.