When is Considered a Surgical Error? Can I Be Compensated?

September 6, 2019 | By

surgical error compensationDoctors and surgeons are expected to provide the best medical care possible to their patients. Given their position, they are highly trusted by those that seek their services. This is especially true when a person goes to the doctor for surgery. In the event that there is a mistake made during surgery, the patient should seek legal help. A medical malpractice law firm in Portland can help you get compensated for the error made by the surgeon. Portland OR medical malpractice lawyers will thoroughly examine your situation to determine if the surgeon is at fault and if they are liable for their mistake. The office of Pickett Dummigan McCall will work with you to collect damages if your surgery has been completed incorrectly.

What is Surgical Error?
Prior to beginning surgery, the surgeon will ask the patient to sign a form acknowledging the fact that there are known risks related to the operation. However, if there are mishaps that occur that are outside of the known risks and are preventable, this is known as a surgical error. Additionally, to prove the error, it must be shown that the surgeon performed the operation below the standard level of care for someone in their position. If this has happened to you, a malpractice law firm in Portland will explain how the surgeon is responsible by law. Portland OR medical malpractice lawyers will also represent you in court as you seek to get compensation for the mistake.

The specialized service offered by Pickett Dummigan McCall is the result of 100 years of combined experience. We understand how burdensome a mistake in surgery which can be is why we want to provide compassionate legal help. Our professionals will help you get the rights you deserve. Contact our office to set an appointment for a consultation.

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