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Our Asheville-Based Law Firm Holds Doctors Accountable for Surgical Errors

Recovery from a negligent hospital and your surgical team

Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers assessed surgical mistakes made in U.S. hospitals over the course of two decades, spanning from 1990 to 2010. They estimated that approximately 80,000 preventable mistakes — which the researchers dubbed “never events” — occurred during the 20-year period, a statistic considered on the low side of actual incidents.

The Law Firm of John C. Hensley, Jr., P.C. helps injured patients throughout North Carolina recover the maximum compensation possible for medical malpractice. During our 27 years in practice, we have witnessed the devastating repercussions of surgical mistakes. As the Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers emphasize, these mistakes should never have happened in the first place. You deserve the financial resources to correct the problem, cover your medical bills, pay your lost income and restore your quality of life.

Mistakes made during surgery

Your surgical team has a duty to take basic steps to minimize the risk of making an injurious error, such as:

  • Using unsterilized equipment
  • Leaving surgical instruments in your body
  • Administering too little or too much anesthesia
  • Inserting a spinal block or epidural incorrectly
  • Failing to properly assess you for risks of complications
  • Operating on the wrong body part or site
  • Performing the wrong procedure
  • Excising healthy tissue
  • Amputating the wrong limb
  • Severing nerves

Filing a medical malpractice complaint for a surgical error

Usually multiple medical professionals and facilities are liable for medical malpractice involving surgical errors. For example, the hospital may have lacked adequate protocol and procedures for preventing your doctor’s crucial error. In this instance, we would file claims against both your surgeon and the hospital. At your free initial consultation, our lawyers discuss how the North Carolina statutes affect your case and how to file a complaint.

Let us help you recover compensation for your injuries resulting from a surgical error

To learn more about medical malpractice claims, call The Law Firm of John C. Hensley, Jr., P.C. at 828-348-0092 or contact us online. Our Asheville firm serves patients throughout the Southeast. There is ample on-site parking and our office is accessible by bus. Our lawyers handle all injury cases on contingency and offer a free consultation.