When facing a surgical procedure, patients usually look forward to a favorable outcome. If the aftermath of your surgery has left you with serious injuries, you might feel overwhelmed and distraught.
If you were injured during a surgery, or sustained a surgery-related injury, you may be entitled to legal and financial protections the law provides for victims of medical malpractice. When you are ready to get the legal help you deserve, call the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato at (954) 633-8270 to for a free initial consultation with a West Palm Beach surgical injury lawyer near you today.
Types of Surgery Related Injuries
Doctors are supposed to give you the best possible care they can provide. This standard of care is put into place to ensure you receive the care and attention you deserve. When you receive care that falls below the accepted benchmark, you are eligible to file a legal claim for medical negligence against the person who caused your injuries.
Our West Palm Beach personal injury law firm pursues surgery-related injuries that include the following:
- Performing surgery on the wrong part of the body
- Performing unnecessary surgeries
- Negligent use of surgical tools
- Misreading or ignoring laboratory results
- Failing to follow up with a patient after surgery
- Failure to construct a surgical plan
- Reckless decision while under pressure
If you experienced an injury after surgery that’s not mentioned above, feel free nevertheless to reach out to our offices.
Complications of a Surgical Error
There are several potential complications of a surgical error:
- Loss of a body part
- Need for a second surgery
- Long recovery times
These are only a handful of potential complications. You may find yourself in intense pain, unable to work, or incapable of enjoying life. When a surgeon leaves you with a healthcare scare following your procedure, you owe it to yourself to seek the help of a West Palm Beach surgical injury attorney.
A West Palm Beach surgical injury lawyer can help you define your surgical injuries and assign liability to the responsible party(s). Call the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato at (954) 633-8270 to speak with an attorney today.
Our West Palm Beach Surgical Injury Attorney Handle All Aspects of Your Claim
When you realize a surgical procedure led to a surgical injury, you might attempt to file a legal claim on your own. However, filing a medical malpractice or personal injury lawsuit can be challenging. A West Palm Beach surgical injury lawyer can help you understand your legal options and explain the timeline of your case.
During your recovery, focus on yourself. Our Florida surgical injury lawyer team will focus on the statute of limitations and other aspects of your case. The state of Florida gives you up to two years to file a claim related to a surgical injury. In some instances, the state may allow extra time for filing your case.
If your child is the injured party in your case, the statute of limitations may toll (i.e., pause). Do not hesitate to discuss your claim with an attorney.
Proving Medical Negligence In Your Surgical Injury Case
A West Palm Beach surgical injury lawyer can help you prove your case by establishing these four factors:
- Your surgeon and other members of your medical team owed you a predetermined standard of care.
- The standard of care to which you were entitled was not met in your case.
- The surgical injury you endured was due to a failure to meet the applicable standard of care.
- You suffered damages as the result of the surgical injury that led to your current condition.
A West Palm Beach surgical injury lawyer can help you compile the evidence you need to prove your case. Give us a call today to get started: (954) 633-8270.
You Pay Nothing Upfront
Many people injured by negligence do not get legal help because they assume they cannot afford it. However, we handle cases on a contingency basis. This means you pay nothing upfront and no fees unless and until we win your case. If we do not win your case, you pay us no attorney’s fees.
Get Help from a West Palm Beach Surgical Injury Lawyer
When your surgical procedure leads to unforeseen injuries, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the health care team who is responsible for your current condition. However, this process can seem impossible if you are attempting to recover from your surgical injuries or care for an injured family member. You do not need to handle this process alone.
If you or a family member was injured during surgery, do not hesitate to speak to a West Palm Beach Surgical injury lawyer. We treat our clients like family and will work tirelessly to provide responsive and prompt communication regarding your case. Call the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato today at (954) 633-8270 for a free consultation.