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Surgical Errors

West Virginia Surgical Errors Attorney

Surgeons are trained to cut in ways that will benefit patients. That's why surgeons - or robots they control - are entrusted with knives and authorized to operate. Patients depend on this being done right, with proper protocols to prevent complications and complete focus on the task at hand.

What do you do, then, when something goes terribly wrong? When a serious injury or death is due to a surgical error, it is critically important to get an experienced personal injury attorney to advocate for your right to pursue compensation.

Experience and Tenacity

Jon Kristopher Cormany has the knowledge and tenacity you need to take on the key role of being your attorney to build a case for compensation after a devastating surgical error.

At Cormany Law PLLC, in Charleston, our firm has more than 17 years of experience in getting results for clients in personal injury cases. We offer a no-cost initial consultation to discuss your options for bringing a personal injury lawsuit and serve clients throughout West Virginia.

How Did the Surgical Error Happen?

Though surgeons and their staffs are well trained, there are some common mistakes and complications that continue to occur far too frequently. These include:

• Failure to follow infection-control protocols

• Leaving a foreign object such as sponge behind after surgery

• Wrong-site surgery

• Birth injuries during a C-section

Many of these incidents could be prevented with better use of surgical checklists. Checklists can be used to monitor hand hygiene for members of the surgical team. They can also be used to count the number of objects that are put into the body and to verify that the right site is being operated upon.

Role of Robotic Surgery

Unfortunately, many mistakes continue to occur. Hospitals are often slow to adopt proper protocols or fail to follow them.

The increasing role of robotic surgery does not really change this dynamic. The same types of complications from surgery can occur with robotic surgery. And if doctors who perform robotic surgery are not properly trained in it, the use of robots may even elevate the risk of injury to patients.

Discuss Your Case in a Confidential Consultation

Call Cormany Law PLLC today to schedule a free initial consultation about your specific case. You can reach us at 304-720-3566. If you prefer, you can also fill out our easy intake form.