Surgical Errors

Illinois Surgical Error Lawyer

First, do no harm. Every physician learns this basic principal of healthcare in medical school. Still, in their efforts to heal and cure, doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals often do needlessly harm their patients through negligence.

If you have been injured or if a loved one suffered a wrongful death at the hands of a medical professional because of a mistake in surgery, please contact a medical malpractice attorney at Ripplinger & Zimmer, L.L.C., in Belleville, Illinois, today. Our experienced legal staff has more than 30 years of experience recovering financial compensation for injured people and the survivors of those who died a wrongful death.

We have successfully represented people who have suffered a wide range of surgical errors, including:

  • Instruments left behind
  • Operating on the wrong body part
  • Performing the wrong procedure

One of the most frequent mistakes made in surgery is severing an artery or nicking the colon, kidney, liver, or other organ and causing internal bleeding that requires a second surgery to repair.

Sent Home Too Soon

To save money, physicians may send patients home too soon after surgery. When a patient is not monitored properly for dehydration or hemorrhage, the consequences can be severe. Patients sent home from the hospital prematurely may soon begin to feel worse rather than better. They may swell up and their skin may become bruised and discolored due to internal bleeding.

If you believe you have been the victim of a surgical error, please don't hesitate to contact our office to discuss your case. We will evaluate your claim and describe your legal options.