Surgical Errors – Building a Strong Claim

Surgery is always potentially hazardous to a patient. Thus, it is critical that prior to surgery an appropriate evaluation is completed and the patient is informed of the usual (prevailing) risks of the operation.

When a death or serious injury occurs during surgery, there is a high likelihood of surgical negligence. Negligence can result in poor post-operative care and/or failure to diagnose an injury, infection, or other complication.

Common surgical errors include wrong-site surgery, leaving tools or sponges inside the body, or injuring structures inside the body during surgery. Thus, surgical cases and errors are extremely difficult to evaluate. This is why surgical knowledge and legal knowledge combined give Dr. Sawyer the ultimate advantage in Medical Malpractice cases involving surgical error. Certified by the American Board of Surgery with 27-years experience as a Trauma, Vascular, and General Surgeon, Dr. Sawyer is invaluable to your claim. We have access to leading medical experts to assist in your recovery and treatment.

If you believe you were injured by a health care provider, we invite you to call us with the facts of your case. These reviews can be very expensive, but we pay all of those costs. We only claim reimbursement for attorney’s fees if we succeed in your case. If we decline your case, or do not succeed, you will not be required to pay those costs.

Contact the Law Offices of Dr. Russell W. Sawyer for a free consultation. We can be reached by email or by phone at (707) 888-1118. We represent clients throughout California.

Russell W. Sawyer, MD, JD

131A Stony Circle, Ste 500,
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Phone: (707) 888-1118|

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