Wrong Site Surgery
A Tennessee medical malpractice lawyer who cares about those who are injured
Imagine waking up from surgery to discover the physician removed the wrong organ. It’s a nightmare that unfortunately happens to some patients. Hospitals certainly want to avoid wrong site surgery mistakes and take steps to prevent them from happening. But despite protocols in place, this form of medical malpractice does happen. If you or a loved one was injured, contact a Tennessee wrong site surgery attorney. Call (423) 464-7779 to see how Meade Injury Law Group can help. We handle all types of medical malpractice cases and are prepared to investigate and pursue compensation for you.
Wrong site surgery may involve an amputation of the wrong arm, hand, finger, foot or toe. A surgeon also may negligently remove the wrong kidney. If you or a loved one experienced wrong site surgery, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses, which may include skyrocketing medical costs and lifelong disabilities due to the surgical error. Our lawyers may be able to assist you with a wrong site surgery lawsuit. We have a physician on staff who is both a doctor and a lawyer – Suresh Nekuri, M.D. J.D.
Types of wrong site surgery
The following are a few types of wrong site surgery that may result in a Tennessee medical malpractice lawsuit:
- Amputation or wrong limb
- Knee repair surgery on the wrong knee
- Removal of healthy kidney
While surgeons are highly skilled and trained, there are examples of wrong site surgery occurring due to certain risk factors. For example, an error may occur if more than one surgeon is involved in a procedure. There may be multiple procedures being performed on different sides or regions of the patient’s body. A patient may be transferred between surgeons. In some cases, a surgeon is pressed for time and cuts corners by not following protocol.
How a wrong site surgery lawyer in Tennessee can help
You can rest assured that our medical malpractice lawyers in Tennessee will fully examine the circumstances of your case if you become our client. We are determined to hold guilty parties accountable for their negligent actions. Call (423) 464-7779 to find out how we can help. Your consultation is free and confidential.
Meade Injury Law Group. Serious lawyers for serious injuries. Contact us today!