Medical Malpractice

Surgical Errors

A patient needing surgery understands there is a certain level of risk. Those risks, however, do not include health care professionals failing to meet the accepted standards of care. These failures can result in errors such as operating on the wrong body part, incorrect use of anesthesia, or injuring a nerve during surgery.

Mistakes such as these should be prevented, and ultimately can cause severe illness, injury, or death for the patient. If you find yourself in these unfortunate circumstances, you likely have a valid medical malpractice case. 

Grover Lewis Johnson wants to fully understand your situation and get the results you deserve for a surgical errors malpractice case. We’ll guide you through the legal process so that you can receive the finances needed to manage your care following a surgical error.

How We Can Help

Reach out to us to learn whether you have a case. Because we work on a contingency fee basis, you won’t pay us any fees unless we win your case. Learn how our Medical Malpractice Team can help through a free consultation.

When you work with us, you have our full attention. We take a genuine interest in your case, we listen, understand your objectives, and exceed your expectations.

As we learn about your situation, we’ll apply our knowledge and experience with medical malpractice laws to build a fearless case, involving thorough research and honest recommendations. We use our bold and respected reputation, as well as a genuine interest in your situation, to build a case that gets you the best possible results. Although it doesn’t reverse the surgical errors that you’ve had to experience, we are on your side to get the compensation you deserve.

With a proven track record of leading numerous successful trials, including cases involving multiple millions of dollars, Grover Lewis Johnson’s Medical Malpractice Team is made up of the best and the brightest legal minds. Leverage our reputation, honesty, and efficiency to help you win your personal injury case.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit?

In Michigan, you generally have two years to file a medical malpractice suit. There are important exceptions to this general rule. We will help you sort this out.

What are common surgical errors?

Common surgical errors include the following:

  • Incorrect use of anesthesia
  • Operating on the wrong body part
  • Performing the wrong procedure
  • Injuring a nerve during surgery
  • Leaving medical equipment or other foreign objects inside of the body
  • Damaging other anatomy not involved in surgery

These errors can lead to permanent disabilities, severe illness or injury, or even death of the patient.

What are the accepted standards of care in Michigan?

Each healthcare provider in Michigan is held to the standard of care to provide treatment that is appropriate under the circumstances. All healthcare providers hold themselves to the standard of being experts, so they should be held accountable for being just that.