Surgical Negligence

Winston-Salem Surgical Malpractice Lawyers

North Carolina Gastric Bypass Attorneys

The rapid pace of technological advances in today's surgical techniques sometimes runs ahead of a surgeon's ability to handle them safely. If you or a family member has been severely injured or killed as a consequence of a preventable surgical error or malpractice, contact a personal injury attorney at Comerford & Britt in Winston-Salem for a free consultation about your right to compensation.

AV-rated* trial lawyers Tom Comerford and Clifford Britt, and our firm's medical malpractice team represent surgical negligence plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against surgeons, anesthesiologists, and hospitals. Instances of surgical malpractice that can support a claim for substantial damages include the following:

  • Burns and tissue damage resulting from laparoscopic surgery
  • Failure to obtain a patient's informed consent prior to a surgical procedure
  • Perforating the bowel
  • Severing a nerve
  • Penetrating critical tissue such as the cornea or lens during eye surgery
  • Errors during gastric bypass surgery leading to death from cardiac arrest, infection, or blood clots
  • Failure to guard against sepsis or infection during and immediately after surgery
  • Leaving foreign objects (sponges, clamps, or instruments) in the patient's body cavity
  • Anesthesia errors resulting in permanent brain damage or death
  • Laminectomy or other back surgery errors resulting in permanent spinal cord damage
  • Mistakes during the installation or removal of stents, pacemakers, implants, screws, or catheters

Surgical negligence litigation can be very difficult. The key issues often involve our ability to establish the causal connection between the surgeon's negligence and the plaintiff's injury or the victim's death. We have long experience with the investigation and proof of surgical negligence cases, and we have the resources necessary to ensure that your case is fully documented and supported by expert evidence.

The medical malpractice attorneys at Comerford & Britt handle surgical negligence cases all over North Carolina. We accept cases on a contingent fee basis. The firm collects its attorney's fees only when it settles a claim or wins at trial.

For additional information about our ability to handle your claim for surgical malpractice damages, contact one of our lawyers for a free consultation.