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Surgical Errors

Surgical Errors and Malpractice Lawsuits

When you require surgery for the treatment of a serious medical condition, you place a great deal of trust in the surgeons, nurses and other medical professionals who are performing the procedure. However, sometimes even experienced professionals make mistakes during surgery — mistakes that can have lasting effects on patients and their loved ones.

At Garmer & Prather in Lexington, we represent individuals who have been injured and the families of people who have died because of errors during surgery. Our clients include victims of errors like:

  • Foreign objects left in the body after surgery
  • Operations on the wrong side
  • Operations on the wrong body part
  • Injuries caused during surgery
  • Failing to operate soon enough
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Operating room burns

Garmer & Prather, PLLC, has recovered millions of dollars in medical malpractice cases, helping our clients pay their expenses and get on the road to recovery.

Have You Been Injured During Orthopedic Surgery?

While all forms of surgical mistakes have the potential to cause serious, irreparable harm, those made during orthopedic surgery can be particularly devastating. These surgical errors can result in permanent damage. A mistake by an orthopedic surgeon can leave the patient with permanent pain and loss of use of the body part, altering a life forever.

You have the right to hold negligent doctors accountable for the damage they cause. At our small law firm, we are selective about the cases we take, which allows our lawyers to give each client the complete attention and care he or she deserves. When your life has been affected by the malpractice of a surgeon or another medical provider, we help you take the steps necessary to seek justice.

Navigate Kentucky's Medical Malpractice Review Panels

Kentucky has recently implemented review panels for medical malpractice claims that you must go through before taking your case to trial. Medical providers and insurance companies pushed this system through the legislature to make it harder for victims to sue after they are injured.

Unfortunately, the real effect is to slow down your case. Without proper representation, you may fail to present evidence that meets their standards of a valid case.

Our attorneys were involved in the legislative process to help make these panels as fair as possible for victims. One of our lawyers also has experience as chairperson of medical review panels, so we have insight working from the inside out.

When the stakes are high, trust the attorneys at Garmer & Prather. Reach out today to schedule a consultation.

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