Our Asheville-Based Law Firm Holds Doctors Accountable for Surgical Errors
Recovery from a negligent hospital and your surgical team
Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers assessed surgical mistakes made in U.S. hospitals over the course of two decades, spanning from 1990 to 2010. They estimated that approximately 80,000 preventable mistakes — which the researchers dubbed “never events” — occurred during the 20-year period, a statistic considered on the low side of actual incidents.
Hensley Cloninger, P.C. helps injured patients throughout North Carolina recover the maximum compensation possible for medical malpractice. During our 29 years in practice, we have witnessed the devastating repercussions of surgical mistakes. As the Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers emphasize, these mistakes should never have happened in the first place. You deserve the financial resources to correct the problem, cover your medical bills, pay your lost income and restore your quality of life.
Mistakes made during surgery
Your surgical team has a duty to take basic steps to minimize the risk of making an injurious error, such as:
Filing a medical malpractice complaint for a surgical error
Usually multiple medical professionals and facilities are liable for medical malpractice involving surgical errors. For example, the hospital may have lacked adequate protocol and procedures for preventing your doctor’s crucial error. In this instance, we would file claims against both your surgeon and the hospital. At your free initial consultation, our lawyers discuss how the North Carolina statutes affect your case and how to file a complaint.
Let us help you recover compensation for your injuries resulting from a surgical error
To learn more about medical malpractice claims, call Hensley Cloninger, P.C. at 828-348-0092 or contact us online. Our Asheville firm serves patients throughout the Southeast. There is ample on-site parking and our office is accessible by bus. Our lawyers handle all injury cases on contingency and offer a free consultation.