All surgeries have risks associated with them, and sometimes injury is unavoidable during surgery. Still patients should feel confident that their surgeon has a thorough understanding of the surgical procedure and of the surrounding anatomy. Incompetent surgeons can cause serious harm to patients.
Injury to blood vessels (e.g., cut, puncture, or laceration) can occur during surgery. Blood will spill out of the vessel causing internal bleeding, which can lead to pain, fluid buildup, low blood pressure, and shock. If not diagnosed and treated immediately, the damage can be fatal. It is a doctor's duty to provide the same level of care to the patient that any other reasonable doctor would provide under similar circumstances.
Recovering Compensation for Your Injury
When medical professionals fail to provide competent care, the skilled attorneys at Gilman & Bedigian can help. We have extensive experience in assisting patients recover damages in medical malpractice cases. Our firm understands that medical malpractice cases reach beyond just physical injuries. Our lawyers are experienced in recovering all malpractice damages, including medical bills, expenses for future care and monitoring as well as lost wages and damages for pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a damaged blood vessel during surgery, call out offices today for a free consultation and learn more about your legal options. We are dedicated to helping you and your family.