Baltimore Surgical Errors Attorney

Even with advances in medical technology, surgical procedures do not always go as planned. You may know all too well that a miscalculation can cause permanent damage and even fatalities. When you or your loved one signed a consent form, you expected nothing less than quality medical care. You have the right to take action if a medical professional's reckless or negligent actions put you or your loved one at risk.

Handling Malpractice Claims Involving Routine and High-Risk Surgeries

For more than 30 years, attorney W. Scott Sonntag has handled many medical malpractice claims involving routine procedures, heart surgeries, brain surgeries and other high-risk surgeries. In all types of procedures, surgeons, anesthesiologists, operating room nurses and other medical professionals are expected to follow specific medical procedures. Attorney Scott Sonntag has a clear understanding of the standards that must be followed and that can put patients at risk when overlooked. He provides unwavering support to help clients take action.

If you or a family member has been the victim of a surgical error, resulting in a serious injury or wrongful death, contact our law firm in Columbia, Maryland, today for a free consultation. Attorney Scott Sonntag focuses exclusively on handling medical malpractice claims and has the experience you need.

Distinguishing Surgical Errors From Known Risks

The biggest dispute in most surgical error cases is whether what went wrong was caused by negligence or simply a recognized surgical complication. The doctor's or hospital's defense often centers on the argument that a consent form was signed, risks were discussed, and despite everything being done professionally, unavoidable outcomes such as injuries and even death are always possible.

Experienced plaintiff's lawyer Scott Sonntag can call on an extensive network of qualified surgeons and other physicians to thoroughly evaluate whether the surgical error that impacted your family constitutes medical malpractice.

Our firm's mission is to determine if all aspects of the delivered medical care met the relevant standard of care . We consider all relevant issues and actions, including:

  • Anesthesia errors
  • Emergency room surgical errors
  • Pre-surgical evaluation and choice of surgical method
  • The technique of the surgeon
  • The reaction to any problems during surgery — such as cutting the wrong duct, nicking an artery or encountering other unexpected complications
  • A need to convert from laparoscopy to open surgery that should have been recognized during the operation
  • Whether all proper steps were taken to prevent outcomes such as nerve damage, post-surgical bleeding or infection

Former Medical Malpractice Defense Lawyer Working for You

One of the biggest leverages we offer is that Mr. Sonntag has experience handling the other side of medical malpractice claims. For more than 17 years, he defended surgeons and other medical professionals accused of malpractice. He is highly attuned to the legal strategies defense teams often make. He is effective at preparing all his surgical error claims with enough evidence to prove fault in trial.

Contact Our Experienced Medical Malpractice Firm in Columbia

In the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore metro areas as well as throughout Maryland, our law firm is well-regarded for our success, integrity and client focus. To request a free consultation at one of our office locations in Columbia, Maryland, contact us online or call us at 443-718-9931.