Appendectomy Malpractice Attorney – Laparoscopic Surgery Lawsuit

Appendicitis is a medical condition which afflict tens of thousands of individual in the United States every year requiring many to undergo appendectomies in hospitals across the country.  In many instances, the use of the laparoscopic method during surgery can result in severe harm, including damage to internal organs, severing of bile ducts, and tissues damage, developing into the formation of scar tissue. According to the latest data, these surgeries carry with them a 4-15% risk of complications. Other appendicitis related complications can include:

  1. Failing to monitor the breathing and heartbeat of the patient.
  2. Failure to properly install an IV, resulting in severe infiltration and damage to the tissues.
  3. Misdiagnosis – Failure to properly diagnose abdominal pain, resulting in unneeded surgery.
  4. Failure to diagnose appendicitis, resulting in rupture.
  5. Perforation of the abdominal wall.
  6. Severe infections.

If you have suffered any of these injuries at the hands of a medical professional, call our law top-rated law offices today to schedule an appointment with a skilled attorney who has experience in appendectomy malpractice cases.

What is Medical Malpractice – Winning Your Case in the Court of Law

The majority of medical malpractice claims are predicated on a negligence-based cause of action. Negligence based lawsuits require the presence of four elements.

  1. Duty owed by the at-fault party: A medical practitioner owes a duty of care to act in a manner established by the medical profession or specialty that he/she is a member of.
  2. Breach of the duty of care: When the physician’s actions differ from the established course of action.
  3. Breach of the duty of care is the factual and approximate cause of the injury.
  4. There are identifiable injuries resulting from the incident that took place.

Some victims will attempt to represent themselves and show that the doctor was medically negligent, but they may not be able to articulate their points well enough or else have a lack of knowledge about the law. With the help of an accomplished attorney with expertise in appendectomy injury lawsuits, you will have a much easier time proving these four points.

Recovery Available for Victims

Victims of severe injury due to the wrongful or negligent actions of medical professionals are entitled to compensation for all damages suffered. One of the most important and often-asked questions clients ask us revolves around the amount of compensation they can receive following a settlement or verdict in a trial. An experienced attorney at our top law firm can help you understand what goes into determining the value of a settlement, as well as inform you of what you may potentially earn.

  1. The severity and magnitude of the injuries suffered by the victim.
  2. All hospital and medical bills, as well as future medical and rehabilitation bills incurred.
  3. Amount of economic damages, including the loss of income and future reduction of income capacity due to long-term or permanent disability.
  4. Non-economic damages – this may include pain and suffering victims have been exposed to and the availability of punitive damages due to the reckless or intentional conduct of the at-fault party. Punitive damages, in particular, are difficult to win; it is up to an expert lawyer experienced in appendectomy injury cases to win these damages, as not many lawyers can.
  5. Note: some jurisdictions in the United States have placed restrictions on the amount of non-economic damage compensation in such cases. For example, the state of California has a $250,000.00 cap on medical negligence cases.

Free Attorney Consultation Available: If you or a loved one has any further legal questions regarding injuries suffered as a result a surgery, feel free to contact our law offices. All legal consultations are provided free of charge by our experienced lawyers who have experience handling appendectomy injury claims.

Our law firm offers a zero fee guarantee to all of our clients. You do not pay any out of pocket expenses for our services throughout litigation; we take our fees from the settlement we win for you once the case has wrapped up. If we lose, you don’t owe us a dollar. We have this promise in place to make sure your financial standing is kept safe.

Contact Normandie Law Firm today to speak to one of our qualified attorneys with experience in appendectomy malpractice cases.


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