Surgical Errors

San Francisco Medical Malpractice Attorney

At Walker, Hamilton, Koenig & Burbidge, we regularly handle medical malpractice cases in the San Francisco area. Our award-winning firm has been successful in all types of personal injury suits, including surgical error claims. We are dedicated to securing the maximum amount of compensation for our clients, ensuring they do not suffer in silence.

With a former medical malpractice defense lawyer on staff, we bring a unique level of insight to the claims we handle. You can rest assured knowing that your surgical error case is in knowledgeable and trustworthy hands.

Do I have a medical malpractice claim?

Invasive procedures are risky by nature, but if a health care professional fails to uphold the expected standard of care and causes injury to a patient they can be liable for negligence.

Common examples and causes of surgical errors include:

  • Operating on the wrong part of the body
  • Unnecessary surgery
  • Negligent use of surgical tools
  • Unsanitary preparation for surgery
  • Misreading or ignoring lab results
  • Discharging a patient prematurely
  • Failure to advise a patient of all potential risks
  • Reckless decisions under pressure
  • Failure to advise patient of all potential risks

Depending on the error and your injury you may be entitled to receive damages to cover:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Therapy
  • Disability

The medical malpractice attorneys at Walker, Hamilton, Koenig & Burbidge can work to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Statute of Limitations

You need to take swift action if you have been injured due to doctor or hospital negligence during or after surgery. The state of California has a strict statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims. You will only have one year from the date you knew or should have known about your injury, or three years from the date of the injury, whichever comes first. After this time has elapsed, a judge will not hear your case and you will be unable to collect damages.

If you or a loved one has been injured from a surgical error, call the medical malpractice team at Walker, Hamilton, Koenig & Burbidge to fight for your rights and work to bring you the compensation you need.

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