Emergency Room & Surgical Error Lawyer

Emergency Room and Surgical Error Lawyer

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Emergency Room mistakes and surgical errors are rare, but happen far too often. Unfortunately, given the setting in which these medical services are provided, medical mistakes can lead to catastrophic injuries or death. The Ohio medical malpractice lawyers at Cowan & Hilgeman offer free case evaluations and only get paid an attorney fee if we win your case and recover compensation. If we do not win your case and recover compensation, you do not pay an attorney fee. We are committed to results.

We Aggressively Pursue Cases.

The Ohio medical malpractice lawyers at Cowan & Hilgeman will investigate your case, gather all relevant evidence, consult with specialized experts and present your case. We are committed to recovering maximum compensation. Medical mistakes often leave long-lasting effects that require specialty physicians, treatment and medications. These costs are significant. The Ohio medical malpractice lawyers at Cowan & Hilgeman seek maximum compensation to provide for these future costs. The Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Cowan & Hilgeman handle the following cases:

Foreign Objects Left in the Patient’s Body are preventable medical mistakes that should never happen. It has recently been reported that in 1 of 10,000 medical procedures a foreign object (i.e. sponge, surgical utensil) is left in the patient’s body. A Johns Hopkins study recently found that foreign objects are left in the patient’s body 39 times each week. While impossible to prevent every medical mistake, foreign objects left in the patient’s body should never happen and often lead to serious or life-threatening complications.

Emergency Room Mistakes often happen due to patient overcrowding, physician understaffing and poor communication among emergency room employees. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calculated that Americans visited the emergency department approximately 140.1 million times last year. It has been estimated that 5%-10% of all emergency room visits are subject to medical errors. This means that between 7 million and 14 million emergency room errors take place each year.

Surgical Errors can happen in an instant. A good example of a surgical error is perforation of the bowel during a routine colonoscopy or removal of a polyp. When this happens, bacteria from the bowel infiltrates the abdominal cavity. This might cause sepsis and peritonitis, which infects internal organs such as the lungs, kidneys or liver. If the sepsis isn’t quickly halted, it can cause wrongful death.

Wrong Site, Wrong Patient or Wrong Procedure Surgeries involve patients who have undergone surgery on the wrong body part, undergone the incorrect procedure, or had a procedure intended for another patient. These “wrong-site, wrong-procedure, wrong-patient errors” (WSPEs) are rightly termed never events—errors that should never occur and indicate serious underlying safety problems. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services publishes annual statistics on these medical errors.

The Ohio Medical Malpractice lawyers at Cowan & Hilgeman have the experience and resources that are necessary to fully investigate your potential medical malpractice case and prosecute your claims. We are committed to results and promise that you will not pay an attorney fee if we do not win your case. We offer free medical malpractice case evaluations and will gather all evidence necessary to investigate your claims. Contact the Ohio medical malpractice lawyers at Cowan & Hilgeman to receive your free medical malpractice case evaluation today.