Oklahoma Surgical Errors Lawyers: Removing the Wrong Organ or Tissues
As shocking and unbelievable as it may seem, surgeons sometimes remove the wrong organ or tissues in patients. Perhaps there was a cancerous lesion in one organ, but tissue taken from another. Maybe part of an area in one organ was supposed to be taken out, but another was instead. It’s possible that another patient (not you) was supposed to undergo the procedure you had, but it was performed on you by mistake. Those types of cases could constitute medical negligence. If you or a loved one has suffered because of this negligent action, then you deserve to get justice for your suffering. You have a right to be compensated.
Medical errors can lead to lifelong pain and suffering, causing irreparable harm and, sometimes, death. And the physical consequences are only the beginning. The emotional and psychological toll that this type of medical negligence can result in can be just as devastating. Medical professionals must be held accountable when they remove the wrong organ or tissues in patients.
At Abel Law Firm our firm fiercely challenges insurance companies when their clients harm ours. Please call our office at (405) 239-7046. Our initial case consultation costs you nothing. We will look over your case and talk with you about how best to proceed.
What Can an Oklahoma Surgical Error Lawyer Do for My case?
When taking on an insurance company, it is critical to hire a professional. Though you could choose to represent yourself when filing a medical malpractice claim, it’s usually a better idea to allow a lawyer to pursue your case. One thing Oklahoma lawyers know best is Oklahoma law, and you are likely to receive far more money when working with an attorney than when trying to handle everything on your own.
Surgical error lawyers have the resources and the know-how to do extensive research, challenge ruthless insurance companies that employ shady tactics, and help get you well-deserved compensation for your injuries. Lawyers understand how to use the legal system in ways that will give you an advantage. They also have expert witnesses they can consult with to help interpret confusing medical records and understand the medical side of your case. Medical malpractice claims are often some of the most complex cases lawyers get. Insurance companies will comb through your medical records and take any measure they deem necessary to avoid paying damages. A lawyer will give you the best chance of fighting back.
How Can Abel Law Firm Help Me With My Case?
At Abel Law Firm we only hire qualified, experienced, and talented lawyers to represent victims of medical negligence. We have one purpose, which is getting justice, compensation, and closure for our clients. For decades, we have fought for victims who are injured, afraid, and don’t know where to turn. Jury awards of more than ten-million dollars are nothing new to our firm, and while we can’t promise that any client will be awarded that level of compensation, we can guarantee that we will work hard on your case. We have over 130 years of combined experience which we will put to work for you. We also boast the highest possible ratings from Avvo and Martindale-Hubbell.
Types of Cases We Handle
Abel Law Firm handles many types of medical malpractice and medical negligence claims. We take on even the most complex cases. And our experienced lawyers conduct thorough reviews of our cases so that insurance companies can’t get away with not compensating injured clients. The removal of the wrong organ or tissue is something that simply cannot be allowed to occur without significant consequences.
Removal of the wrong organ or tissues can occur as a result of:
- Failure to adhere to proper standards of care
- Operating on the wrong side of the body
- Operating on the wrong patient
- Not checking the patient’s wrist band
- Not obtaining verbal confirmation of the patient’s identity
- Not obtaining verbal confirmation of the organ to be operated on
- Failure to mark the surgical site correctly
- Not reading medical records thoroughly
- Failure to properly communicate with others involved in the patient’s medical care
Patients who already require a medical procedure should not have to cope with a surgery that should have never taken place. It is unfathomable that such errors occur, but, unfortunately, they do. The physical and psychological damage that patients suffer after an unnecessary organ removal can be life-changing.
Through a medical malpractice claim, you may be able to recover compensation for:
- Medical expenses to correct resulting damage
- Lost wages for missing work for recovery
- Rehabilitative costs
- Therapy costs
- Pain and suffering
Tragically, some victims of wrong organ removal die as a result of the error. If your loved one recently passed away as a result of wrong organ or tissue removal, you may be eligible to pursue a wrongful death claim. Through this claim, you may be able to recover compensation for expenses such as:
- Medical costs leading up to your loved one’s death
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of income and inheritance
- Loss of consortium and support
Only certain family members are eligible to file wrongful death claims, so contact Abel Law Firm if you are interested in pursuing justice in this manner.
If you or someone you love has had the wrong organ or tissues removed when you were undergoing surgery, then the surgical error lawyers at Abel Law Firm want to help you get fair compensation. We have experienced lawyers who understand medical negligence claims and know how Oklahoma personal injury law works.
In Oklahoma, a statute of limitations prevents anyone from filing a medical malpractice lawsuit after two years. If you don’t act within that time frame, then you can’t be compensated for the injuries that medical professionals and facilities caused. Don’t wait. We know that bills continue mounting up and filing a lawsuit can feel like an overwhelming task. We’re here to take that burden off you. Call Abel Law Firm at (405) 239-7046 for a free case evaluation, so that we can discuss your options.