Surgical Errors

Central Illinois Attorneys Fighting Surgical Malpractice

Surgeons bear tremendous responsibility for the safety of their patients. In surgery, error can result in further injury to a patient. Infections, bleeding and other problems can end in serious injury, or even death, when left untreated.

Surgeons do rely on their experience to make judgment calls during surgery, which can make proving malpractice difficult. However, surgeon errors such as cutting the wrong site or removing the wrong organ or body part cannot be chalked up to "professional judgment."

Most successful surgical malpractice cases are not based on close calls. Most of these very serious cases involve complications during post-surgical follow-up that could and should have been avoided — if only basic, minimal standards of care and treatment had been followed.

Contact the Peoria, Illinois, attorneys at Nicoara & Steagall for experienced legal advice and representation after a surgery error.

Our firm represents people throughout Central Illinois who are facing lives devastated because of medical negligence. We offer extensive legal experience, top-notch medical consultants and other professionals, plus an aggressive approach. In numerous past cases we have secured six- and seven-figure recoveries that helped our clients rebuild their shattered lives.

Our attorneys handle a wide range of cases involving surgery errors, including:

  • Organ puncture or perforation (peritonitis)
  • Incorrect incisions (cutting at the wrong site)
  • Wrong side/wrong site surgery
  • Amputation of the wrong limb
  • Leaving foreign objects in the body
  • Use of unsanitary surgical tools/utensils
  • Anesthesia mistakes
  • Infections
  • Internal bleeding
  • Septic shock
  • Delayed or prolonged healing

We also handle other medical malpractice cases related to surgery errors, such as those involving poor pre-operative planning, poor postoperative care, birth injuries, injuries related to plastic or cosmetic surgeries, and orthopedic complications.

Has a Surgery Error Compromised Your Health?
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If you or a family member is the victim of a surgery error, we can help you seek the financial resources to pay for the care you need to move forward in life. Call or contact our Peoria law office by e-mail to schedule an evaluation by one of our experienced medical malpractice attorneys.