Were You Or Your Family Member Injured By A Surgical Error?
When an injury, illness or condition reaches the point where surgery is necessary to correct the issue, we put our trust in medical professionals. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for complex procedures, unsanitary conditions or poorly trained team members to ultimately make matters worse.
If you or a family member has suffered an injury due to complications arising during a surgical procedure, you may have a claim against the doctor who performed the surgery or the facility where the surgery was done.
Attorney Marios N. Karayannis is a knowledgeable lawyer with more than 25 years of experience with surgical errors and other types of medical malpractice claims. Our law office is in Geneva, and we represent victims of medical errors in Kane, DuPage, Cook, Kendall, DeKalb and McHenry counties and the surrounding areas.
Examples Of Surgical Malpractice
There are numerous scenarios that can lead to additional injury or worsening conditions during a surgical procedure, including:
- Removal of the wrong organ
- Amputation of the wrong appendage
- “Nicking” vital organs
- Failure to remove sponges or other medical instruments from the body cavity
- Defective medical equipment
- Improper monitoring of vital signs during procedure
- Anesthesiology errors
- Administering wrong medication or dosage during post-op care
It is important to realize that some complications during surgery may occur, and it is therefore imperative that the lawyer you select to review the matter is familiar with the issues that arise in these types of cases. Through the long history of the firm, attorney Karayannis has developed relationships with trusted medical professionals who can be called upon to provide valuable insight and a detailed interpretation of your medical records. Attorney Karayannis has handled many prior cases and has the type of experience necessary to review your potential claim. If you retain our firm, a thorough review of your records will be done, and you will be given a frank assessment of whether the complication was malpractice or was an unavoidable risk of the procedure involved. In those cases where malpractice is found, our firm will handle your case on a contingent fee basis.