Surgical Errors

South New Jersey Surgeon Malpractice Lawyers

Surgical procedures once considered complex and risky are now routinely performed. But when a patient unexpectedly suffers lasting injury or death, simple human error is often revealed as the cause.

If you or a family member suffered serious complications or permanent injury because of a surgical error or unnecessary surgery, contact the experienced South Jersey trial lawyers of Shivers, Gosnay & Greatrex, LLC. Our law firm has a record of successful verdicts and negotiated favorable settlements in medical malpractice lawsuits. In a case evaluation, we can gauge whether you have grounds for a claim.

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Surgical Errors

We have reviewed and litigated cases against surgeons, anesthesiologists and hospitals for preventable errors that caused irreversible injury or death:

  • Operating on the wrong body part
  • Foreign objects (sponges, instruments) left inside the patient
  • Non-sterile procedures resulting in life-threatening infection
  • Damage to nerves, arteries, tendons or internal organs
  • Errors during implantation of discs, rods, plates, screws or artificial joints

For example, we represented the family of a patient whose doctor nicked an artery during routine gall bladder surgery and failed to recognize and treat the problem before the man literally bled to death.

Unnecessary Surgery

In other cases, we can prove that the surgery should not have been performed in the first place. We have reviewed and litigated cases against surgeons and diagnosing physicians responsible for unnecessary procedures resulting from misdiagnosis, such as a needless mastectomy, hysterectomy, or prostate removal.

Our attorneys consult with medical experts to verify the negligence that caused a surgical injury. Was the surgeon qualified to perform the operation? Did the surgical staff follow proper procedures? Was the patient informed of the risks? Did doctors order appropriate tests, consult with specialists or explore alternatives to unnecessary surgery?

Shivers, Gosnay & Greatrex, LLC has fought and won these difficult cases. Contact our Cherry Hill, New Jersey office at 856-616-8080 for a consultation.