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Surgical Errors

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Representing Clients in Monterey County and Santa Cruz County

Surgery Tools When you undergo any surgical procedure, your life is trusted to medical professionals. When things go wrong in the operating room, experienced legal representation is critical. The experienced attorneys at Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P. are a respected force in the medical malpractice community, delivering outstanding results in hard-fought claims and protecting clients in the aftermath of medical mistakes.

Strong Representation for Surgical Mistake Claims

Proving a surgical error or any medical mistake requires a complex set of skills and experience. After all, the same medical professionals who caused the error are often the ones who create the corresponding surgery notes and other potentially important medical documentation. It is rare for such a person to admit wrong. That is why you need the right legal team to uncover the right data. Evidence speaks in many forms, and we know how to extract every detail to paint an accurate picture of your pre- and post-operative care.

Types of Surgical Errors We Handle

There are a number of issues that can arise at any point in a surgical procedure. When building a response, we examine a multitude of information that not only relates to the surgeon and surgical staff, but also the products and devices used. Our attorneys are trained to investigate a variety of surgical error claims, including but not limited to:

  • Improper use or administration of anesthesia;
  • Incorrect or unnecessary surgery due to misdiagnosis;
  • Complications, bleeding, and infections tied to negligence;
  • Cutting into the wrong area or side of the patient's body;
  • Failure to remove medical instruments from the patient's body;
  • Incorrect surgery performed on the patient;
  • Damage to internal organs; and
  • Severe scarring or disfigurement.

Even if your concerns are not listed here, please get in touch with one of our medical malpractice attorneys so that we may offer counsel on what you are facing.

Protecting Your Rights Before, During and After Surgery

California laws protect the rights of the seriously or fatally injured to pursue legal action against a negligent health care provider. Section 340.5 of the California Civil Code of Procedure states that such an action must be initiated within "three years after the date of injury or one year after the plaintiff discovers, or through the use of reasonable diligence should have discovered, the injury, whichever occurs first."

Proper representation begins with proper timing. We will handle all necessary paperwork, correspondence, and filing within state-mandated timelines. Additionally, we will investigate every aspect of the care you received. There may be more than one contributing factor to your injury. Take solace in knowing we will hunt for every detail in order to strengthen your claim and achieve a just outcome.

If you or anyone you care for has experienced a surgical error resulting in severe or fatal injury, please contact our reputable surgical error attorneys immediately. We will pursue every person or entity responsible, including doctors, anesthesiologists, and hospitals when necessary. Proven claim strategies, detailed investigation, and comprehensive case handling precede our reputation for success.

The injustice of malpractice drives our resolve. Contact us at (408) 298-7200 to set up a complimentary consultation today if you or a loved one were injured as a result of a surgical error. Our staff is fluent in English and Spanish. We serve the Monterey area including Pacific Grove, Carmel, Salinas, Watsonville, Santa Cruz, Aptos, Soquel, Scotts Valley, Marina, Hollister, San Benito County, and the Monterey Bay area.

Client Reviews
I absolutely cannot speak highly enough of CMA Law, particularly of Mr. McMahon, with whom I have had the most experience. My entire family and I trusted CMA with our case following a significant and life-altering vehicle accident, and to say they delivered is putting it lightly. They were reachable & personable at every stage of this arduous, complex, and scary process, made things easier at every stage, inspired us with confidence, and delivered results. If you're looking for a law firm to place the trust of you in your family in, look absolutely no further than CMA - this is your firm. Declan O.
I suffered a severe spinal injury while working as a farm mechanic in the Salinas Valley. The attorneys -Tim McMahon and Mark Sigala were fantastic from the beginning. They fought for me over 3 long years and in the end, we won a difficult liability case against the farm company who was using dangerous equipment. The defendants in the case tried everything to put the blame on me and even claimed I was their employee in order to avoid civil responsibility. Tim and Mark never gave up on me and my case. I cannot recommend them highly enough. They are fighters. Adrian A.
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