When Surgical Errors Affect Transplant Patients
If you or someone you love has suffered a transplant surgery injury, you may qualify to seek and recover compensation for your injuries and losses.
To find out more information, you may wish to speak with a qualified medical malpractice lawyer at Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd., about your specific circumstances. Please call our Chicago law office today at 312-638-2407.
What Is Transplant Surgery?
Transplant surgery is the medical division responsible for surgically removing a nonfunctioning organ and replacing it with a new, fully functional organ (from a donor). These life-saving organs may come from live donors or from deceased donors. Types of transplant surgery include:
- Heart transplant
- Liver transplant
- Kidney transplant
- Pancreas transplant
- Lung transplant
Medical Mistakes And Transplant Surgery
Transplant surgery is very serious and can affect a patient forever should something go wrong. Severe injuries that can occur from mistakes during transplant surgery may include:
- Respiratory failure
- Brain injuries
If a patient sustains a serious injury or other complication during transplant surgery, a thorough investigation should be conducted to determine what went wrong. At Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd., we have the resources to conduct extensive investigations on behalf of injured patients and their family members. We will dig deep beneath the surface to determine exactly what happened, and will fight aggressively to make sure the responsible surgeon, nurse, anesthesiologist or other health care provider is held accountable.
When a medical mistake occurs during surgery, it means someone failed to adequately perform their job. No matter what the reason is, it is unacceptable and should not go without recourse. The experienced medical malpractice lawyers at Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd., serve as advocates for injured victims and their families.