Monmouth County Surgical Errors Attorney

An error during surgery could make the entire procedure fail, resulting in a poor prognosis for the patient or the need for revision surgeries. A surgical error could also make the patient’s condition worse than it was prior to the operation. In some cases, surgical mistakes turn deadly. If you are the victim of any type of surgical error in New Jersey, please contact the Monmouth County surgical errors lawyers at Cerussi & Gunn, P.C. We offer free initial consultations with experienced attorneys for your benefit.

Why Choose Us?

  • We are passionate not only about obtaining top results for clients but affecting change at an institutional level in the health care industry.
  • We have years of practice area experience in medical malpractice, complete with life-changing verdicts and settlements obtained for clients.
  • We make the legal process easy on our clients by taking over every aspect of each case. We are always courteous, respectful and professional.

Types of Surgical Errors

At Cerussi & Gunn, P.C, we take on all types of medical malpractice cases, including those involving surgical errors. Our Monmouth County surgical errors lawyers have filed and won cases against surgical centers, hospitals and other powerful institutions in New Jersey on behalf of injured patients. In our years of experience, we have come to recognize some forms of surgical errors that are more common for medical malpractice claims than others.

  • Brain damage
  • Foreign objects left behind in the body cavity
  • Intubation errors
  • Nerve damage
  • Nicked artery
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Wrong anesthesia mixture or dosage
  • Wrong patient
  • Wrong type of operation
  • Wrong-site surgery

Most surgical mistakes, especially those involving the wrong surgery or wrong patient, stem from communication errors. It is everyone in the operating room’s responsibility to communicate with one another, understand and prepare for the procedure ahead, and take proper care of the patient before, during and after surgery. The Monmouth County medical malpractice lawyers at Cerussi & Gunn, P.C. take a stand against improper operating room practices and negligent health care professionals on behalf of injured patients.

When Is a Surgical Error Malpractice?

Not all poor patient outcomes during or after surgery are medical malpractice. A patient’s injury or illness will only give him or her grounds for a malpractice claim if the defendant breached a duty of care. A surgical error is malpractice under New Jersey law if a reasonable and prudent surgeon or nurse would have done something differently to prevent the injury. Proving malpractice requires four essential elements.

  1. Duty of care. First, the surgeon or party in question must have had a professional patient-doctor relationship with the plaintiff at the time of the alleged malpractice. This will establish specific duties of care the defendant owed the patient.
  2. Breach of duty. Second, the defendant must have negligently or wantonly failed to meet the accepted standard of care for the circumstances.
  3. Third, a causal link must exist between the surgeon’s breach of duty of care and the plaintiff’s injuries or damages in question.
  4. Fourth, the plaintiff must have experienced real damages because of the breach of duty, such as additional health care costs or pain and suffering.

If you are unsure whether you or a loved one’s poor surgical outcome arose due to medical malpractice in Monmouth County, meet with an attorney from Cerussi & Gunn, P.C. to discuss your case. We can review the facts and let you know if we believe you have grounds for a claim. If so, our attorneys may be able to help you and your family fight for fair compensation.

Contact a Monmouth County Surgical Errors Attorney Today

Surgical errors are critical mistakes that could cost a patient his or her life. If you or someone you love is the victim of this type of malpractice, do not hesitate to contact us. We may be able to help your family achieve peace of mind for the future with a fair monetary award. Call (732) 936-9920 today to speak to a Monmouth County injury attorney.