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Surgical Error

Cleveland Surgical Error Attorney


Health care providers owe a duty of care to patients who undergo surgical procedures and are obligated to provide treatment that aligns with accepted standards of their profession.

If a preventable injury occurs before, during, or after surgery because a provider was negligent and failed to meet the duty of care, victims may have grounds for legal action.

The Becker Law Firm is a nationally recognized trial practice known for record-setting results in medical malpractice cases. If you or your loved one suffered an injury because of a surgical mistake, we can evaluate your options to pursue a financial recovery.

Why Choose The Becker Law Firm?

  • Over $600 million in compensation recovered for clients.
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The Becker Law Firm is led by Attorney Mike Becker, a Certified Civil Trial Specialist and one of the nation’s most respected plaintiffs’ trial lawyers. Backed by experienced advocates, including attorneys who are also Registered Nurses, we have recovered millions for victims of medical mistakes and millions in malpractice cases turned down by other firms.

Discuss your case with a Cleveland surgical error attorney. The Becker Law Firm serves clients across Ohio and beyond and offers FREE consultations.

Surgical Mistakes & Victims’ Rights

We handle all types of surgical error cases, including claims that involve:

While surgical error claims often concern substandard care during or shortly after surgical procedures, others may arise from administrative negligence, hospital malpractice, or a series of errors prior to surgery. This can include cases of the wrong surgery being performed, surgery performed on the wrong body part, and unnecessary procedures caused by:

  • Administrative errors, mistakes in the patient's records, or miscommunication.
  • Mislabeling test results, mishandling biopsy samples, and other lab mistakes.
  • Failures to accurately examine or test patients, interpret lab results, or diagnose a condition.

An Ohio surgical error attorney at The Becker Law Firm can help if you’re considering a claim following a serious injury you suspect was caused by negligence during an operation.

Surgical Site Infections

One of the more common types of infections that patients may develop in a hospital is a surgical site infection. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that this kind of infection accounts for 31 percent of all hospital-acquired infections.

Factors that may contribute to an infection after surgery include:

  • Unsterile equipment;
  • Surgical team’s failure to wash hands and arms properly;
  • Failure to wear sterile gloves, hair covers, gowns, and masks;
  • Improper surgical site preparation;
  • Lengthy procedures;
  • Wound becoming dirty or contaminated;
  • Unsterile drape over the patient; and
  • Heavy traffic of medical personnel in the operating room.

Surgical site infections may be superficial (affecting only the area of the skin where the incision was made), deep (tissue underneath the incision), or may affect the internal organs in some cases. Further treatment, including additional surgery, may be necessary to treat the infection.

An infection in the surgical site is just one type of infection that patients may acquire. When they cause serious or life-threatening complications, there may be legal options available if the infection is the result of negligence and not simply an unavoidable risk of the surgery.

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If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury and suspect it was caused by medical malpractice, please contact us today. You can use the contact form on this page or call us at (440) 252-4399 to schedule a free initial consultation. The Becker Law Firm accepts cases on a contingency basis, meaning you will pay nothing unless we win your case.

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