Laparoscopic procedures combine the use of a video camera and small instruments placed through tiny incisions in order to achieve a surgical outcome in a minimally invasive manner. The benefits of laparoscopic surgery typically include less pain and bleeding, shorter hospital stays, earlier recovery times, and less scarring. Common types of laparoscopic surgical procedures may involve the liver, pancreas, bile duct, gallbladder, colon, rectum, and prostate.
What Constitutes Surgical Error
Surgery involves risk, and any surgeon will tell you that. But it is the responsibility of the surgeon and support team to reduce each patient’s risk as much as possible through safe incisions, sterile conditions, and following protocol in emergency situations. When a surgeon or other medical professional makes a bad decision inconsistent with the accepted standards of care in the operating room, and serious injury results, he or she may be guilty of medical malpractice. Our South Florida malpractice lawyers have represented clients in Miami, Fort Myers, Ft Lauderdale, and throughout Florida with severe infections, excessive bleeding, adverse reactions to anesthesia, surgery on the wrong site, organ damage, and other unthinkable mistakes during surgical procedures.
Mistakes During Laparoscopic Surgery
Because a small camera is used to help a surgeon get an internal view, laparoscopic surgery involves less trauma to the body than traditional incision surgery, and less risk. However, the surgeon still carries a lot of responsibility to make sure the patient is safe and risks are minimal. The laparoscope is a complicated instrument and extreme precision is needed to guide it inside the patient’s body. Mishandled laparoscopes can cause organ and tissue damage and increase the chances of infection. The experienced malpractice lawyers at The Cochran Firm South Florida have represented many clients in Miami, Ft Myers, Ft Lauderdale and throughout the South Beach area who were injured during routine laparoscopic surgeries, and we have won many substantial verdicts and settlements for medical negligence.
Compensation After a Surgical Mistake
If our Miami malpractice attorneys are able to prove that medical negligence occurred during a surgical procedure, the responsible person(s) or organization can be made to pay your family a comprehensive amount to cover all current and future expenses. Remember that medical professionals and institutions are insured for many millions of dollars to cover malpractice lawsuits just like these. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s injuries and the expenses related to the medical mistake, we may be able to seek compensation for damages such as lost income, loss of future earnings, loss of care and companionship, medical expenses, or funeral and burial expenses in instances of wrongful death.
When you need a Miami malpractice attorney, The Cochran Firm South Florida is here to help your family every step of the way. Please contact our incredible legal team and malpractice lawyers serving Ft Myers, Ft Lauderdale, Miami, and all of South Florida to find out how you can maximize your chances of recovering a fair amount of compensation.