Thoracic Surgery Injury Claims Attorney
Surgical intervention for organs in the chest is often needed to combat life-threatening illnesses or diseases. Lung cancer, cardiovascular disease and coronary artery disease are some of the serious conditions that may require thoracic surgery for treatment. When physicians or surgeons make medical errors involving thoracic surgery, the injuries can be severe, even fatal. If you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved one due to thoracic surgery errors, you may be eligible to seek compensation through a medical malpractice claim.
The thoracic cavity, or chest, contains some of your most vital organs. Any surgery that will involves the heart, lungs or esophagus are considered a form of thoracic surgery. The first concern with thoracic surgery is determining the need for surgical intervention. If a doctor fails to diagnose a serious heart or lung condition or delays recommending thoracic surgery, the patient may not get the treatment they need. This is a critical medical error that can be fatal before the patient ever has a chance to be treated through surgery.
Cardiovascular, Lung and Esophagus Surgery Errors
When thoracic surgery is needed, it is vital for surgeons to adhere to the best medical standards and surgical protocols. Even when the surgery is elective to address acid reflux or digestive concerns, it is in close proximity to vital organs. Any misplaced incisions can cause extreme damage to surrounding organs or internal bleeding. Other surgical errors during lung, heart or esophagus surgery include:
- Anesthesia dosage or monitoring errors
- Foreign objects left inside patient
- Organ perforation
- Unnecessary surgery
If you believe you have been injured or you lost a loved one due to medical errors during thoracic surgery, contact our legal team at Race Law Firm. We can schedule an appointment to discuss your claim and go over your legal options. You may be able to seek compensation for damages or loss through a medical malpractice claim.