Surgical Errors

Surgery places you in a position of utmost vulnerability and requires trust in your medical team. In certain unhappy cases, members of health care teams do not meet the required standard of care.

When mistakes occur, they may be immediately obvious or may take some time to fully manifest. In either case, if you have been a victim of negligence by a surgeon or other medical professional, you have legal options.

Stevenson Whelton MacDonald & Swan LLP lawyers have successfully resolved medical malpractice claims on behalf of countless clients. Our compassionate, experienced lawyers are skilled, effective advocates for patients suffering the consequences of surgical errors.

Understanding Surgical Errors

A mistake or oversight by a medical professional that leads to an operating room error can happen at many points during your course of treatment. Any one of the doctors who originally admitted you, the nurse who conveyed instructions to the team and those who performed the surgery may have failed in their professional duties. Among the individuals and institutions subject to legal action are:

  • Surgeons
  • Nurses
  • Technicians
  • Anaesthesiologists
  • Health care facilities
  • Private clinics

If you have received insufficient postoperative care or your post-surgery progress goes unmonitored, you may live with the consequences of a surgical error for weeks, months or even years until the effects are fully known.

Understanding the chain of patient care and where it may have broken down is a key part of the investigative work we do at Stevenson Whelton MacDonald & Swan LLP. Our history of success in medical malpractice cases and our in-depth understanding of medical and hospital processes make us a powerful partner in pursuing your claim successfully.

We take our role as your advocate seriously, taking the time for appropriate due diligence and advising you when legal action is appropriate. Every case is unique; the advice we offer you will be based on a careful, thorough examination of the facts pertaining to yours.

To learn more about how we can help in cases of surgical error, contact us at 416‑599‑7900 or online for a free initial consultation.