Boise Surgical Mistake Lawyers

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    Boise Surgical Mistake Lawyers

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      Boise Surgical Mistake Lawyers

      We fight for the victims of surgical mistakes throughout the state of Idaho

      We put a great deal of trust into our surgeons and we expect that when we awaken from it all we will be on the path to better health. That’s not always the case for everyone. If you’ve been a victim of a surgical mistake, you may be in a much worse situation than you were in before the surgery. We are sorry you have had to go through something so awful. Our Boise surgical mistake lawyers are here to help get you the justice you deserve. Call us right away to set up your free first consultation.

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        Trust worthy, honest, efficient, and effective – all words that describe John Edwards and his staff! Working with the team at Hepworth Holzer helped me focus on getting well and not on the financial worries of my situation.

        Kathy Crowley

        John Edwards and his staff are excellent. They took the time to explain the process completely and worked hard to ensure I would get the most out of my settlement. John is a very caring lawyer who cares more about his cleint then the possible gain from the end results. He was able to work with my insurance company to lower their reimbursement to the lowest possible amount and even ensured I would be taken care of with furture clains by waiving co-pays for my shoulder and neck injury.

        Lee Morris

        Mr Holzer has an above-and-beyond, do the right thing approach to life. He is caring and thorough. I’m grateful to know him and have his assistance!

        Sarah Brown

        Charlie Hepworth provided excellent legal services to my husband and I. In 2015, I was struck by a semi-truck on the connector and spent five weeks in the hospital. Charlie was referred to us by a friend and we were so fortunate to have him on board. He was compassionate, knowledgeable, highly experienced, and guided us every step of the way. We are pleased with the outcome and having Charlie on our team certainly made the long process of recovery a bit easier.

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        I am writing specifically about John Kluksdal. The work that he did for me was nothing but amazing. When it was time to go into my settlement hearing, he worked extremely hard and was able to get a justifiable settlement. He’s great!

        Guy H.
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        Boise Surgical Mistake Lawyers

        We fight for the victims of surgical mistakes throughout the state of Idaho

        We put a great deal of trust into our surgeons and we expect that when we awaken from it all we will be on the path to better health. That’s not always the case for everyone. If you’ve been a victim of a surgical mistake, you may be in a much worse situation than you were in before the surgery. We are sorry you have had to go through something so awful. Our Boise surgical mistake lawyers are here to help get you the justice you deserve. Call us right away to set up your free first consultation.

        Common Surgical Errors Cases

        So much can happen while you’re under for a surgery. It’s a daunting thought and no one expects that it will happen to them. We trust our hospitals and our surgeons and their teams to be careful and professional. But when something goes wrong and mistakes are made, victims are owed justice. You could pick the surgeon you think could do the best job but at the end of the day, if one party on the surgical team is negligent, then you could suffer terrible injuries. 

        Here are the most frequent mistakes and accidents that we have seen victims suffer:

        • Errors with anesthesia including allergic reactions
        • Damage to nerves, tissue, muscles, or ligaments during the surgery
        • Surgical instruments left inside of the patient
        • Infection that could have been avoided

        When Is It Considered Malpractice?

        Not every case where a surgery isn’t done perfectly is going to be considered medical malpractice. Sometimes, there might be an allergy that the patient has during a surgery but the doctors had no way of knowing the drug would’ve done that to the patient. In cases such as those, there would be no malpractice. If the doctor knew on the charts the patient had an allergy to a drug, however, and negligently gave it to them inducing an allergic reaction, that’s malpractice.

        Doctors are required to uphold a standard of care for a surgery performed on patients. If they don’t stick to the standard of care, then their actions could be deemed negligent and any harm that is done to their patient is at their fault.

        Surgical Error Damages

        When someone is a victim of a surgical mistake, the damages can be catastrophic. Our Boise surgical mistake lawyers have seen people go through the worst of it. Some of the damage incurred in cases like this include:

        • TBI/ brain damage
        • Loss of limb function
        • Serious and persistent infection
        • Death

        Victims of surgical mistakes are entitled to seek justice for the damages they have suffered. If you’ve lost someone due to a surgical mistake, you have a right to bring a wrongful death claim. The compensation for claims like this covers the expenses of medical care, the loss of wages of the victim as well as any pain and suffering that they had to go through.

        Our Boise surgical mistake lawyers can go through the details of your case during a free initial consultation in which we will give you guidance on what your next legal action should be. Don’t hesitate to reach out.

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        Surgical Instruments Left Behind in the Body

        It is one of the more common surgical accidents for an instrument to get left behind in the patient’s body. The types of surgical instruments that get left behind in a patient’s body include things like drains, sponges, clamps, retractors, and so on. The team is supposed to do a count of the tools used during the surgery as they’re finishing up so that nothing gets left behind but, when they don’t properly check, mistakes can happen.

        Some patients realize right away that they are experiencing pain that shouldn’t be happening and they find out pretty soon after the surgery that there was something left behind. Other people take months to notice that there was a foreign object left inside of them.

        We are terribly sorry you have had to go through something like this, but know that you are not alone. Unfortunately, this is more of a common occurrence than you might think. Thousands of people go through this every year and they deserve compensation for the damages they have to suffer through.

        If you had a surgical instrument left behind in your body, you might experience the following:

        • Swelling
        • Inflammation
        • Infection
        • Internal bleeding from punctured organs
        • Pain

        Unfortunately, when something like this happens the last thing you want to do is go back to surgery; that is, however, typically the only way to fix an issue like this.

        Avoidable Infections After Surgery

        With any surgery, there is some chance of getting an infection where the surgical site took place. There are ways to avoid it, including a clean work environment for the surgical team.

        Unfortunately, if you have an infection after surgery you will end up needing to stay in the hospital longer for recovery time. That leads to a more expensive hospital bill. Sometimes, you don’t know that there is an infection until weeks after the surgery. Sometimes, it’s just surface infection or could get into the organs. These infections can be life-threatening.

        Call Our Boise Surgical Mistake Lawyers Today

        Are you a victim of a surgical mistake? These incidents can ruin a person’s life and we want to make sure the wrongful party is held responsible. You can set up a free initial consultation with our Boise surgical mistake lawyers right away when you call us. Justice is waiting and we know how to get it for you.

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        “During one of the most difficult times my family has ever gone through, the firm of Hepworth Holzer was our saving grace. Kurt Holzer, John Kluksdahl, and the rest of the firm worked tirelessly to get justice for our mother who was needlessly killed as a result of a drunken driving crash involving a negligent company. They not only secured an unprecedented settlement for my sisters and I, but also supported us during the criminal trial. I could not recommend this firm more!”
        – W.D.
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        Call Our Boise Surgical Mistake Lawyers Today

        Are you a victim of a surgical mistake? These incidents can ruin a person’s life and we want to make sure the wrongful party is held responsible. You can set up a free initial consultation with our Boise surgical mistake lawyers right away when you call us. Justice is waiting and we know how to get it for you.

        Call Our Boise Surgical Mistake Lawyers Today

        Are you a victim of a surgical mistake? These incidents can ruin a person’s life and we want to make sure the wrongful party is held responsible. You can set up a free initial consultation with our Boise surgical mistake lawyers right away when you call us. Justice is waiting and we know how to get it for you.

        Call Our Boise Surgical Mistake Lawyers Today

        Are you a victim of a surgical mistake? These incidents can ruin a person’s life and we want to make sure the wrongful party is held responsible. You can set up a free initial consultation with our Boise surgical mistake lawyers right away when you call us. Justice is waiting and we know how to get it for you.

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