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Bringing a Medical Malpractice Claim for Surgical Errors
Salt Lake City Surgeon Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Some people are not good candidates for surgery.
When surgery is absolutely essential because of a medical problem, the patient and doctor must weigh the risks of treatment. When surgery is not strictly necessary, the medical provider has an even greater responsibility. After all, the doctor’s first duty is to do no harm.
If you suffered serious or permanent injuries because of a botched surgery, or a loved one died a surgical error or post-surgical problems… you may feel plagued by doubts about whether medical negligence contributed to the tragedy. You want answers.
At the Salt Lake City law office of Rasmussen & Miner our medical malpractice attorneys have been helping injured people find answers—and financial compensation—for more than 20 years. Allow us to help you. Contact us for a free initial consultation.
Why You Need an Experienced Legal Advocate for Surgical Medical Malpractice Cases
Every surgery has its risks. Were the injuries you suffered an unavoidable consequence of a risky surgery, or were the injuries the result of negligence? Only a medical expert can truly understand the complexities of surgical errors. That’s why Rasmussen & Miner works with medical experts from around the region to help build a case for medical malpractice.
Examples of surgical error cases we have handled and do handle, include:
- Penile implant surgery that should not have occurred because of a pre-existing condition with vascular insufficiency;
- Foreign object left in the body;
- Anesthesiology errors during surgery causing severe a drop in blood pressure and damage to the spinal cord;
- LASIK surgery on a patient who was a poor candidate for LASIK;
- Laser skin treatment or laser oral treatment being done by a doctor or a technician who is not a trained, board-certified surgeon;
- Lack of preoperative and postoperative care;
- Wrong surgical procedure performed (i.e., wrong body part operated on or amputated;
- Cases in which the surgery patient was not fully informed of the risks of the procedure (lack of informed consent);
- Outdated and risky surgical procedures that should never have been performed; and
- Risky surgery performed on a patient who was not a good candidate because of a previous gastric bypass.
At the law office of Rasmussen & Miner, we know this is not just a court case for you, it’s your future. If you’ve been the victim of surgery malpractice, we are here to protect your rights. Call (801)363-8500 or contact our Salt Lake City law office to schedule a free consultation.