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Surgical Errors

Maryland Surgical Error Lawyers

Fighting for Clients in Maryland and DC

No surgery is guaranteed to go perfectly well. In fact, one thing surgeons must make clear is that there are risks to surgery—there may be unpredictable and unavoidable complications. Sadly, however, an operation can also go wrong due to medical negligence.

If you were injured by a surgical mistake or error, you may have a right to hold health care providers accountable. At Alpert Schreyer, LLC, we help clients uncover the truth about their injuries, finding any underlying surgical errors and the parties responsible for them. We are committed to helping our clients build a strong future. After medical negligence, that means recovering maximum compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages, such as future medical care and assistance with household activities, among others. In cases of medical negligence, both the injured patient and certain members of his or her family may be entitled to damages, depending on the impact of the patient’s injury on the rest of the family.

Our surgical error attorneys are here to take your call 24/7. Why wait? Call (301) 812-4777 for help in Maryland and DC.

Filing a Surgical Error Lawsuit

Under state law, medical professionals owe their patients a certain standard of care, which simply means that doctors and surgeons must make sure to follow medical industry standards to avoid causing harm to patients. They can be held accountable should they violate these standards and cause injury to a patient, even if such injury was unintentional.

Fortunately for surgical error victims, this means they have a legal right to pursue compensation through a lawsuit.. In general, a person must file a lawsuit within three years from the date of the medical negligence, so contact our experienced team of medical malpractice attorneys today for us to start investigating your potential claim.

If a child was injured during surgery, they have until their 21st birthday to file a lawsuit.

What Is Considered a Surgical Error?

Any error made during surgery can be called a “surgical error,” but injured patients can only file a claim if they can prove that the error that injured them was both preventable and unexpected. In other words, it must be the result of a medical professional’s negligence before, during, or after surgery.

Common Surgical Errors

Several of the most common surgical errors are:

  • Ordering the incorrect procedure
  • Failing to obtain informed consent from the patient regarding how the surgery will be performed, risks or known complications of the surgery, and alternatives to surgery, including whether non-surgical treatment is an option
  • Performing the surgery incorrectly
  • Failing to inform a patient on how to prepare for surgery
  • Failing to consider the patient’s medical history, risk factors, etc.
  • Operating on the wrong patient
  • Operating on the wrong body part
  • Making an incision at the incorrect location
  • Using defective or unsterilized surgical equipment
  • Surgically inserting a medical device in the wrong place/position
  • Discharging a patient too soon after surgery
  • Failing to give the patient the postoperative care they need

Take care to note that this list is not exhaustive. Medical professionals and institutions can make many different mistakes before, during, and after surgery, which is why it is important to have an experienced medical negligence attorney review the facts and medical records of your case in order to determine if you have a basis for a lawsuit

If you or a loved one suffered preventable and unexpected injury/complications due to a botched surgery, you may have a case.

Experience You Can Trust

At Alpert Schreyer, LLC, we offer our clients over 30 years of experience and:

  • A concierge level of service
  • Fearless representation
  • Premier legal insight
  • ZERO upfront fees

Our Maryland and DC surgical error lawyers aren’t afraid to go up against any party, be it a careless doctor or healthcare provider, or a large, powerful medical institution. We have taken on local, national, and multinational companies and corporations in the past—and with much success. Our clients have millions of dollars in compensation to show for it. Put a proven trial team on your side.

Call (301) 812-4777 or contact us online today for a free consultation. If our surgical error lawyers don’t win your case, you won’t be billed a cent.

  • Verdict Post-Operative Complications $5,500,000
  • Birth Injury Settlement $3,750,000
  • Settlement for Delayed Surgery $2,900,000
  • Developmental Delay Birth Injury Result $2,000,000
  • Settlement for Anesthetic Error $900,000
  • Delayed Diagnosis Settlement $800,000
  • Medical Malpractice Case Resulting in Finger Amputation $335,000
  • Well done Team!

    “If you need a legal team that has your back, I encourage you to seek out Alpert, Schreyer, Poe, LCC. The firm inspired confidence during an uncertain, painful experience while eliminating risk to my family and business. Well done Team!”

    - CMCG
  • He got the results I needed.

    “After my case was confused beyond belief by another lawyer, Mike Schreyer put it back together.”

    - Former Client
  • You saved my life from potentially devastating consequences.

    “I am every grateful for your professionalism, depth of knowledge, attention to detail and genuine concern to see that my trial concluded successfully.”

    - K.K.
  • Thank you!

    “Thank you for your exceptional attention to detail, counsel and support.”

    - R.R.
  • Thank you for the professional manner in which you handled my case.

    “From start to successful completion, I felt as though you were accessible and knowledgeable about every aspect of the process and singularly instrumental in the positive result.”

    - C.R.

Why hire our firm?

Representation. Results. Recovery. 
  • Experienced Guidance

    We have over 30 years of experience serving injured clients across Maryland and DC.

  • Concierge Level of Service

    We are willing to visit injury victims at their homes if they are severely injured or bereaved.

  • No Upfront Fees

    We are so confident in our abilities that we do not charge a legal fee unless you receive compensation.

  • Fearless Advocacy

    We are not afraid to battle any party, whether big or small, both in and out of the courtroom.

  • Legal Insight

    We commit to staying up-to-date on the latest developments in Maryland injury law.

  • Esteemed Reputation

    We have a sterling reputation in the community & among our peers in the legal field.

SCHEDULE YOUR FREE CONSULTATION If you’ve been injured in an accident, contact us today. Our experienced, tenacious attorneys will help you achieve the best possible outcome in your case.