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Are You Entitled To Compensation After Your Emergency Room Surgery Goes Horribly Wrong?

Emergency rooms are very crowded and hospitals often struggle to care for all of the patients they have to see. This can lead to hospitals performing surgeries in a manner that is negligent. If you receive an emergency surgery at an emergency room that goes horribly wrong, this event can be devastating for you. It's important to speak with a medical malpractice attorney as soon as you can so you can see if there is a way you can compensation for your damages.

The Consequences of Medical Malpractice

Mistakes made during an emergency surgery can lead to all sorts of health problems such as a heart attack, stroke, sepsis, broken bones, a spinal injury, or a serious infection. If you are pregnant, your surgery might also cause problems with your pregnancy. 

Some surgeries can go wrong by no fault of the professionals responsible for your medical care. However, if you are able to prove that the surgeons were negligent and that this caused you to become injured, you might be entitled to compensation for your injuries. 

How to Determine Negligence

Proving that the surgeons were negligent can be very difficult to do. You will need to have knowledge of the standards that surgeons are expected to follow and you will also need to show that the actions taken by the surgeon caused you to suffer damages. 

For example, a surgeon might have been negligent, but if the outcome of the surgery would have been the same regardless of whether the surgeon was negligent or not, you will not be able to seek compensation for damages you have suffered. 

Why You Need an Expert Witness

Because neither you nor your attorney will likely have the exact medical knowledge necessary to win your case, you will need to rely on medical experts to testify on your behalf. Fortunately, if you work with a medical malpractice lawyer, they will either know expert witnesses who specialize in medicine or will work for a law firm that hires expert witnesses.

Ideally, you will settle your case out of court. This is because going to trial is very expensive and time-consuming. If you try to settle out of court with the help of a medical malpractice attorney, you will be able to do so because you will be demonstrating that you are taking your case seriously. However, if you are not able to settle out of court, your medical malpractice attorney will represent you and the expert witness will testify on your behalf.

Make an appointment with a medical malpractice attorney for more personalized advice.

About Me

Finding Someone Who Can Be On Your Side

About six years ago, I was involved in a terrible car accident. After the wreck, I was faced with my own recovery in addition to working and caring for my kids. Against my better judgement, I tried to take care of things on my own at first. Unfortunately, I found that the insurance adjusters were less-than-accommodating. To improve my chances of winning my case, I contacted a personal injury attorney. In addition to being on my side, my attorney fought hard in court. My blog is filled with information about personal injury law, because I want you to know which options are available to you.