Surgical Errors

When Surgical Errors Cause Serious, Permanent Harm

When you undergo surgery, you trust the doctors and nurses with your life. Most of the time, surgeries have good results. Sometimes, however, doctors or nurses make mistakes and the surgery makes a patient worse instead of better.

If you suffered serious, permanent harm because of a surgical error, or if a family member died because of a surgeon’s mistake, please contact me, attorney J. Burton Hunter, III. I am a personal injury lawyer with more than 30 years of experience.

I represent people who have suffered significant harm due to a surgical error, including:

  • Performing the wrong surgery
  • Operating on the wrong body part
  • Leaving sponges or instruments behind
  • Failing to properly install medical devices
  • Tearing or nicking organs
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Failure to monitor during recovery
  • Failure to recognize and treat post-operative complications

Not every bad outcome cause by a surgical error is a cause of legal action. A hospital-acquired infection may have forced you to stay in the hospital an extra day or two and required extra antibiotics. If you recovered from the infection, however, you cannot sue for a surgical error.

Please contact my office in Buckhannon, West Virginia to arrange a free initial consultation if you were harmed by a surgical error or another for of medical negligence or hospital malpractice. Call toll free 304-472-7477.