Surgical Mistakes

When you sign a consent form for surgery, you have a right to expect that the surgeon and anesthesiologist are competent and experienced in performing your surgical procedure, knowing that any failure may place you at risk for serious long-term side effects or even death. Despite this, surgical errors in the U.S. are much more common than you may realize. An estimated 100,000 patients die every year as a direct result of malpractice or negligence from surgical mistakes in operating rooms across the country.

Our Newport News attorneys at Dunnigan & Messier, PC, understand that when something goes amiss during surgery, your health and future may be permanently damaged. A surgical mistake can have consequences that devastate victims and their families.

Our Hampton Medical Malpractice Attorneys Hold Negligent Doctors Accountable for Surgery Mistakes

Virginia lawyers Stephen A. Dunnigan and Marc P. Messier believe it is necessary to hold negligent surgeons and other medical professionals accountable for their irresponsible behavior. We will help you pursue a claim to get compensation for your lost wages, additional medical bills, and pain and suffering. If your surgeon disregarded safety protocols or precautions that led to surgical mistakes with far-reaching medical consequences, we can help you.

Not every mistake means that a surgical medical malpractice has occurred. It must be shown that the surgeon failed to provide the “standard of care” defined by the medical community, and that the surgeon’s failure caused injury to you.

Our legal team will thoroughly investigate every detail of your diagnosis and medical procedure and any negligence by surgeons or other operating room staff. We will review the case with medical experts and ensure that your claim is backed by facts and filed within the statute of limitations.

Our contingency fees: Medical malpractice cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. If we accept your case, there is no fee to you unless we recover damages on your behalf.