Surgical Injury Lawyers Serving Des Moines, IA

When you are under the care of a doctor following a work-related accident, you are never more vulnerable than when you are undergoing a surgical procedure. You place trust in your doctor to maintain the highest standards of care.

The attorneys at Lawyer, Lawyer, Dutton & Drake, L.L.P., take on all aspects of these complex cases. From the initial investigations to litigating or mediating surgical injury and workers' compensation claims, they pursue maximum compensation on behalf of those clients victimized by negligence.

All Surgeries Have Elements Of Risk

Before you undergo surgery, you are asked to sign an informed consent form that you know of the expected risks. However, accepting the risks is not the same as tolerating mistakes that can take the form of:

  • Over-medication/anesthesia administration errors
  • Leaving sponges, instruments and other surgical equipment inside you
  • Operating on the wrong patient
  • Incisions/operating on the wrong body part
  • Nerve damage

Common Surgical Errors And Their Dangerous And Deadly Consequences

Identifying the cause of the error presents challenges. Some surgeons choose to operate while fatigued or under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Others see little if any value in preoperative planning or effectively communicating with fellow members of the surgical team. Sadly, there are surgeons who can only be described as incompetent.

Contact A West Des Moines Workers' Comp Attorney

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a work-related accident, call a lawyer at 515-224-4400 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation.