Complications During My Surgery: Can I Sue?

When you go into surgery, the last thing you expect is for something to go wrong above and beyond the risk factors you discussed with your surgeon prior to the surgery. Thankfully, when there are complications during your surgery caused by the negligence of your surgical team, you may be able to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against them. 

Below, we go into further detail about the difference between informed consent and medical negligence, commonly seen surgical errors you can sue for, and the various losses you may be able to recover if your claim is a success. 

Surgical Errors and Medical Negligence in Kentucky

For you to be able to obtain compensation for a surgical complication, someone within your surgical team must have made a surgical error in some way. This does not refer to any of the risks or side effects associated with your surgery, but instead pertains to mistakes made through negligence by someone involved in your surgery. Some surgical errors that may warrant a medical malpractice lawsuit include:

  • Leaving a foreign object in a body cavity
  • Mistakes with anesthesia
  • Performing surgery on the wrong patient
  • Avoidable nerve damage
  • Surgery on the wrong part of the body

These are just a few of the most frequently seen types of errors made in surgery, and each mistake has its own complications, depending on what type of error and surgical procedure are involved. 

If you have suffered surgical complications due to any of the previously mentioned surgical errors or another mistake entirely and are unsure where to turn, reach out to a knowledgeable attorney for more information about how you should proceed with your KY medical malpractice lawsuit. 

Obtain Maximum Compensation for Your Suffering

Once you have determined that you have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit, you will need to work with your attorney to figure out how much your claim is worth. This will be done by taking a careful review of the various ways your life has been negatively influenced by the medical errors in question.

You should fight for every single loss to be repaid, including your financial and nonfinancial losses. Financial losses might include your lost wages and earning capacity, as well as any medical expenses you incurred as a result of the medical negligence. 

Nonfinancial losses, also known as non-economic damages, are equally as impactful, so be sure to leave no stone unturned when taking into consideration your pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, scarring, loss of household services, mental anguish, inconvenience, disfigurement, loss of companionship and love, and other damages that are not financially driven.  

Get in Touch with a Kentucky Medical Malpractice Lawyer

To learn more about how an experienced Kentucky medical malpractice lawyer at Wilt & Associates, PLLC, can help you seek maximum compensation for your surgical complications, contact our office to schedule a free, no-obligation claim review. We can be reached through the online contact form at the bottom of this page or by phone at 502-253-9110.

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