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Surgical Errors

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Frequently Asked Surgical Error Questions

What is One of the Most Common Surgical Errors?

One of the most common surgical errors occurs when a surgeon accidentally leaves a foreign object in the patient’s body. These objects may be medical equipment used in the surgery, such as forceps or scalpels, or more commonly, sponges or towels that are inadvertently left in the body. No surgeon would be likely to cause this harm intentionally, but any reasonable standard for surgeons would clearly demonstrate that this negligence is inexcusable.

Injury to patients from foreign objects left in the body is often severe. At a minimum, the patient will likely require another surgery to remove the object, with all the attendant risks of such a procedure. The object left inside often causes damage to the body and may require special surgery to repair damaged tissue or organs.

What About Operating on the Wrong Surgical Site?

A surgery to the wrong site is another category of surgical errors. This can happen when a surgeon performs the intended procedure, but to the wrong part of the body: For example, a shoulder surgery on the wrong shoulder. While many steps have been taken to reduce these errors, and they are fortunately less common today, these errors will result in painful recovery for the area that should not have been operated on as well as the needed surgery to the correct body part still being required. Often, a patient who is able to endure one surgery may be unable to undergo a second surgery so soon after the first, and so the original problem continues long after it should have been repaired.

What About Surgeries to the Wrong Patient?

In some cases, the surgeon may perform an operation on the wrong patient. The surgeon operates on the correct body part, and performs the proper procedure, but the wrong patient receives the surgery. While it may seem inconceivable that such an error could occur in a modern surgical theater, this tragedy still occurs today.

If you’ve been the victim of a surgical error, the problem is not always immediately obvious. Colorado law places strict limitations on how long you have to file a medical malpractice claim for surgical errors, so as soon as you believe you may have been the victim of an error, you should not delay in pursuing a claim for compensation. The attorneys of Jordan Law are experienced in evaluating medical reports to give you the best opportunity of receiving the compensation you need.

Why Hire Jordan Law?

We focus on our clients

At our firm, clients come first. We care about the individuals we represent and work hard so victims and their families can obtain the justice they deserve. Our team believes there is a direct correlation between our passion for what we do and our continued success in fighting for the rights of the injured. Our track record affirms this. We have proven our ability to win.

We take the time necessary

As our client, you can always rely on us to be available for your questions and concerns. We work very hard to give each case the nuanced advocacy required. Rather than overloading our attorneys with cases, we are selective so that we can be sure to give each case we accept the full attention it needs. Our firm is available to clients 24/7 throughout the duration of their case.

We are respected in our field

Our lead attorney is a member of the prestigious, invitation-only Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and has been named among The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40. Our reputation in the profession only affirms what our clients already know: When it comes to fighting for the injured, Jordan Law is a team on which you can count.

Carl L.

After extensively searching for an attorney to take my case, and having no success, I was referred to Jordan Law. He was quick to respond and follow up with me. I was struggling to keep it together throughout this difficult experience, but the confidence and trust they built with me gave me to motivation to keep persevering