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Bloomington Surgical Error Attorney

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Lawyer for Injuries Caused by Medical Negligence During Surgery in McLean County and Sangamon County

Even if surgery is necessary to address a person's medical conditions, the risks involved can be frightening, and a patient may worry about how much time will be needed to recover following an operation. Even if a procedure goes smoothly, it can have unexpected effects on a person's health and well-being. Unfortunately, any mistakes made by medical personnel during surgery can lead to serious injuries for a patient. By working with a skilled attorney, victims of medical negligence can determine who was responsible for injuries caused by surgical errors, and they can pursue financial compensation to address the damages they have suffered.

At Kanoski Bresney, our lawyers have been working with the victims of medical malpractice and other types of personal injuries for over 40 years. We know how to uncover medical records and other evidence that demonstrates that an injury was caused by the negligence of a doctor, surgeon, or hospital. With more than $400 million recovered on behalf of our clients, we can make sure you are fully repaid for all of the financial and personal costs related to a surgical error.

Common Surgical Errors

There are many different ways a patient may be injured by medical negligence during surgery, including:

  • Wrong site surgeries - If the medical staff does not fully review the details of a procedure before beginning surgery, they may perform a procedure on the wrong part of the body. Surgery may be performed on the wrong side of the body, such as a knee surgery done on the wrong leg, or a procedure may be performed at the wrong location, such as a surgery done at the wrong level of the spine.
  • Operating on the wrong patient - In some cases, errors in medical records or hospital procedures may result in a surgical procedure being performed on the wrong person. This may occur because two patients had similar names, because staff members switched two people's medical information, or because a person was moved to a different room without notifying those who were performing the surgery.
  • Anesthesia errors - When a patient is put to sleep during surgery, their condition should be closely monitored, and medical personnel should respond quickly to any signs of distress. A patient can suffer serious injuries if they have an allergic reaction to anesthesia or if the wrong dosage of medication is used. Problems with anesthesia can result in respiratory problems, brain damage, seizures, or wrongful death.
  • Infections - All surgical equipment should be properly sterilized, and doctors and nurses should take the correct measures to ensure that the patient does not contract an infectious disease during or after a procedure.
  • Mistakes made during surgery - Surgeons must use a great deal of precision during an operation, and even small errors can seriously injure a patient. Accidentally cutting an artery or vein could result in severe blood loss, or cutting a nerve could lead to paralysis. If a surgeon nicks the bowels or intestines, this could lead to infections in other parts of the body.
  • Leaving objects inside a patient - Failure to pay close attention during a procedure could result in sponges, clamps, or other instruments being left inside the patient's body. These objects can cause damage to internal organs or other complications that threaten a patient's health.

Contact Our Champaign, IL Surgical Malpractice Lawyers

If you have been injured by mistakes made before, during, or after a surgical procedure, Kanoski Bresney can help you hold a medical facility responsible for the harm you have suffered. We will work to make sure you receive the respect, response, and results that will allow you to recover from your injuries successfully. Contact us today by calling 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682 to arrange a free consultation. We assist with medical malpractice cases in Champaign, Peoria, Quincy, Springfield, Adams County, McDonough County, Peoria County, Decatur, Schuyler County, McLean County, Pekin, Rushville, Champaign County, Macon County, Tazewell County, Sangamon County, Macomb, Bloomington, and throughout Illinois.

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