Charlottesville Unnecessary Surgery Attorney
Surgery, even simple surgery, always has risks. From infection to bleeding, a hard recovery after the surgery and more, surgery is something that most people want to avoid unless it’s absolutely necessary. And while surgery often is necessary in order to treat a patient for a health condition, sometimes, unnecessary surgeries are scheduled and performed. At the law office of MichieHamlett, our Charlottesville unnecessary surgery lawyers can help you if you’ve been the victim of an unnecessary surgery – a type of medical malpractice. Call us today for the support you need.
Complications and Damages from an Unnecessary Surgery
When surgery is performed unnecessarily, a patient may suffer harm that they otherwise would not have. This include:
- Medical costs;
- Lost wages;
- Risk of surgical complications, such as bleeding; and
- Other risks, such as worsening of the patient’s condition, organ failure, stroke, and other complications.
Is Unnecessary Surgery Medical Malpractice?
If a surgery is the result of a medical error, it may constitute medical malpractice. Examples of situations when a surgery may be unnecessary and considered medical malpractice include:
- The patient is misdiagnosed, and therefore undergoes a surgery for the wrong condition;
- The patient is confused with another patient, and therefore undergoes a surgery intended for another person or another body part;
- The patient elects for the surgery without being properly informed of the risks of surgery or the chances of the surgery being effective;
- The doctor schedules a surgery for a patient unnecessarily because there is a financial incentive for the doctor to do so.
In order to prove that the unnecessary surgery was actual malpractice, a plaintiff will need to prove that the surgery breached the medical standard of care owed to the patient. The medical standard of care is the degree of care that another physician/surgeon of the same background and training would demonstrate. As such, in order to prove that malpractice occurred, the plaintiff will need to acquire expert testimony from medical professionals that explains why the surgery was unnecessary.
How Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys Can Help
Whether or not your surgery constitutes malpractice may be hard to make sense of–let alone prove–on your own. When you hire our experienced Charlottesville unnecessary surgery lawyers, we can help by gathering evidence to support your case, investigating your case, reviewing your medical record, hiring experts to testify on your behalf and prove that malpractice occurred, calculating your damages, and more. We’ll provide support, guidance, and aggressive representation throughout the entire process. While we’ll work hard to settle your claim out of court, we’ll also prepare your case for litigation. Our lawyers have trial experience.
Schedule Your Free Case Consultation Today
If you have been a victim of medical malpractice in the form of an unnecessary surgery, you are not alone. To start the process of building your case and recovering the settlement that you’re entitled to, please call our law firm directly or send us a message at your convenience. You can reach our Charlottesville unnecessary surgery lawyers by phone or online. We always offer free consultations and work on a contingency fee basis.