Presenting Your Claim for Massachusetts Surgical Negligence
Any surgical procedure presents the risk of an unfortunate medical outcome for the patient. The informed consent process gives the patient a good idea of the more common risks of an operation, but offers no assurance that the surgical team will take the necessary steps to protect against them.
If you or a family member suffered a serious or disabling injury through negligence on the part of a surgeon, anesthesiologist or other member of the operating team, contact the Newton, Massachusetts, surgical negligence lawyers from Kenneth M. Levine & Associates in Brookline. Our experience with the investigation and presentation of medical malpractice claims throughout Massachusetts can help you obtain the compensation you’ll need in the aftermath of a severe surgical accident.
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Our lawyers collaborate with outstanding surgeons and teaching physicians to pinpoint the causes of a surgical injury and show how the negligence of one or more members of the operating team led to a death or serious complication. Through our interaction with medical experts, we can develop highly reliable opinions on the key issues of fact that will need to be resolved in your medical malpractice lawsuit.
These issues might involve any number of questions: Did the surgeon overlook indications of heightened risk? Did the surgeon use due care in making incisions or avoiding damage to adjacent tissues? Was the patient adequately advised of the risks of surgery and the alternatives to surgery? Did the anesthesiologist pay close attention to vital signs and monitor data? Did nursing staff take proper precautions against infection?
Issues like these are usually matters of expert opinion, and our skill in malpractice litigation allows us to present the medical opinions supporting your right to compensation in clear and persuasive terms. We handle liability claims related to surgical mistakes of all kinds, including:
- Anesthesia errors
- Conventional or laparoscopic cutting errors
- Operations performed on the wrong body part or wrong side
- Surgical birth injuries
- Laceration or puncturing injuries on vital organs
- Postoperative negligence in patient care
Experienced Newton, Massachusetts, Surgical Negligence Attorneys
Our attorneys devote just as much attention to the proof of damages as we do in establishing the negligence of a surgical professional. Ken Levine won one of the highest medical malpractice jury verdicts in Massachusetts history, and he also achieved one of the highest settlements for medical negligence in New Hampshire. When we accept a malpractice case, our goal is to help you collect the highest possible compensation for your claims.
Whether your case involves surgical negligence, hospital negligence or mistakes in postoperative recovery, we can advise you of the merits of your case and your legal options. For a free consultation, contact the Boston surgical error attorneys at Kenneth M. Levine & Associates in Brookline.