Surgical Errors

Serving Miami, Florida and Nationwide


Surgeons and those who assist them have undeniably difficult jobs. The law recognizes that surgery is a complicated, sensitive endeavor and that a tragic outcome is not always cause for a medical malpractice claim.

However, the fact remains that a patient is intensely vulnerable during surgery. You are putting your life in another person’s hand. And that means the surgeon and his or her team carry significant responsibilities.

If you suffer an unnecessary injury as a result of a surgeon’s failure to live up to those responsibilities, our Miami medical malpractice lawyers stand ready to pursue justice and compensation on your behalf.

If you live in or around the Miami, Florida area and need an experienced medical malpractice lawyer, please call The Hickey Law Firm, P.A. today at 855-375-3727 for a free consultation.

Examples of Surgical Errors

As with all medical malpractice claims, claims regarding surgical errors revolve around the concept of “standards of care.” A standard of care is an accepted practice of treatment or diagnosis that a reasonable medical professional would be expected to know and follow in a given situation.

This is in recognition of what we discussed at the beginning of this page- surgery is complicated, and sometimes there are tragic results that don’t rise to the level of medical malpractice. Our lawyers are skilled at looking into these cases and determining if you have a reasonable claim.

However, preventable surgical errors kill thousands of Americans every year. The difficulty of major surgery does not mean that it’s impossible to hold surgeons and other medical professionals accountable for their mistakes.

Common examples of surgical errors include:

  • Anesthesia errors

  • Amputation of the wrong limb

  • Unnecessary damage to surrounding tissue, ligaments and nerves

  • Infection

  • Surgical instruments left in patients

Obviously, these are unacceptable mistakes. And they often prove fatal to innocent patients. We can help you if you were injured or if you lost a loved one due to an avoidable surgical error.

If you’re a resident of the Miami, Florida area and you’re looking for a medical malpractice lawyer with experience in handling surgical errors, please call The Hickey Law Firm, P.A. today at 855-375-3727 or contact us online for a free consultation.