With advancements in technology, the amount of procedures performed at Chicago outpatient surgery centers has grown significantly over the last decade. Many of the procedures, treatments and surgeries performed at outpatient surgery centers enhance the lives of patients. Even though the centers provide convenience and same day service while eliminating the need of long-term hospital care, many surgeries carry the potential risk of serious surgical errors involving medical malpractice.
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers is an established Chicago medical negligence law firm that specializes in complex medical compensation claims and outpatient surgery malpractice. Our team of legal experts has an intricate comprehension of both Illinois tort law and medical procedures. Our established resources include a solid network of medical professionals ready to offer expert opinion while reviewing claims and providing testimony in a malpractice negligence lawsuit in front of a judge and jury. Our years of experience involve handling many malpractice suits involving Chicago medical institutions, outpatient surgery centers and hospitals across Illinois.
Outpatient surgery malpractice usually involves negligence at some point prior, during or after the operation. Negligence can include failing to recognize serious complications during the surgical procedure, leaving instruments, sponges and other medical debris inside the patient or performing wrong-site surgery on a perfectly healthy body part. Other types of surgical errors involve medication mistakes, anesthesia errors and infections.
Serious surgical mistakes often create life-changing ramifications and fatalities. Every year, thousands of individuals are killed by surgical negligence during the procedure or healing process. Medical error survivors often face an extensive recovery process that can involve corrective surgeries, rehabilitation, physical therapies, emotional support and missed time from work. In addition, the patient may be facing disfigurement, scarring, long-term pain, and extensive lifelong medical and hygiene care.Common Surgical Malpractice Cases Involving Surgical Centers
Many surgical errors occur at outpatient surgery centers throughout Northeast Illinois. Typically, the error happens when the surgeon performs an elective, minor or major surgery. Some procedures involve anesthesia, while others use local sedation. The most common outpatient surgery malpractice cases involve mistakes or errors during:
- Back, leg, arm or hand surgery
- Eye surgery
- Cosmetic surgery
- Plastic surgeries
- Gastric bypass surgery
- Vascular procedures
Many patients mistakenly believe that every surgical procedure performed at an outpatient center is safe and free from any serious error. However, patients might actually be at greater risk of dying from a procedure performed at a same-day surgical center compared to a hospital. This is because the center might be limited on their capacity to provide trauma response in the event of a medical emergency occurring during or after the procedure.
Families are usually overwhelmed when informed that their loved one did not survive the supposedly benefiting procedure performed in an outpatient surgery center. The grieving process is usually life altering and emotionally catastrophic. In many incidences, the family is left with serious financial hardships. Because of that, they often hire an outpatient surgery malpractice personal injury attorney to file a claim for compensation.Hiring an Attorney to Represent You in a Medical Malpractice Case Involving an Illinois Surgical Center
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can provide answers to important questions when holding responsible parties accountable for their negligence in an outpatient surgical malpractice case. Our legal team fights aggressively for our clients in handling every aspect of a compensation claim. We determine what parties are at fault, what happened and how to use the best strategies to build a solid case for financial recovery.
We fight aggressively to discover every error that caused our client’s injuries or death. We get answers to questions including:
- Did the center fail to sterilize equipment?
- Was the negligence the result of poor staff oversight?
- Was the patient discharged too soon before they were steady and healthy enough to leave?
- Were the safety procedures and protocols poorly documented?
- Was the medical team trained properly to use the equipment?
- What are all the medical mistakes that led to the injury or death?
All of our accepted Illinois outpatient surgical malpractice claims are handled on contingency. We only accept legal fees when we negotiate a settlement or obtain a verdict on your behalf. Call our law firm at (888) 424-5757 to schedule your appointment today to have your claim evaluated by one of our experienced attorneys.