No one likes or looks forward to a surgical procedure. In fact, the day a person finds out that surgery is the only option, they have to accept this fact, although it does not help to calm any nerves. The Richmond surgical error lawyers at Christina Pendleton & Associates understand that surgery is often a frightening procedure that comes with dozens of side effects and possible dangerous conditions. Surgery essentially involves many crucial parts of your body being laid open for doctors to work on and you place your complete trust that these surgeons and nurses will correctly perform the set procedures. However, if any surgical errors occur, you may be able to bring a claim for damages against the responsible parties.
Many medical professionals will claim that there are inherent risks associated with any surgical procedure, and errors fall within the scope of these risks. However, there is a difference between unavoidable risks and pure human error. It is difficult to practice medicine every day, especially in a tense setting. However, when people place their utmost trust in a doctor’s surgical abilities, that doctor must be held responsible for any repercussions that occur based on their own actions.
Medical professionals are held to a heightened standard of care that goes far beyond that of the ordinary person. The failure to act as a reasonably prudent surgeon would act in the same situation could result in the breach of this standard of care and subsequent liability for any injuries during surgery.
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Medical Malpractice Claims in Virginia
Medical malpractice claims are unfortunately capped in Virginia at $2 million. However, it is still important that you bring a claim against the responsible parties after a surgical error. The medical professionals should be held accountable for their actions, which include any damage caused during the surgery. The team of Richmond medical malpractice attorneys at Christina Pendleton & Associates will work closely with you to draft your claim, including contacting a range of experts to discuss the surgical procedure.
A claim for damages may include the following:
- Medical expenses (in addition to the initial expenses)
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Lost wages
- Future earnings
- Pain and suffering
Our Richmond surgical error attorneys will assist you in calculating the appropriate amount of damages after a surgical error. There are often many factors to take into consideration, such as the type of surgery, common side effects, and the ongoing cost of the medical expenses if you had not been injured.
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Contact a Richmond Surgical Error Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one have been injured due to surgical errors caused by the negligent behavior of medical professionals, do not hesitate to contact the personal injury attorneys at the Richmond, VA injury law firm of Christina Pendleton & Associates. Our lawyers have years of experience in handling medical malpractice claims and will work closely with you throughout your claim. Surgical errors can have long-lasting repercussions on individuals and should, therefore, be treated as important claims by medical professionals. We will handle your claim from the onset so you can focus on what is important: your recovery. Call our office at 804-250-5050 or contact us online today for your free initial consultation.
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