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Award-Winning Pittsburgh Surgical Error Attorneys

A surgical error, no matter how small, can have devastating, life-long consequences for the victim. If you or someone you love suffered from surgical malpractice, the time has come to find a reputable medical malpractice law firm.

At Phillips Froetschel, LLC, our medical malpractice attorneys have more than 40 combined years of experience serving the people of Allegheny County and all Pennsylvania. Our team includes attorneys who hold AV Preeminent Peer Review Ratings from Martindale-Hubbell*, attorneys named to the Top 50 Lawyers in Pittsburgh and attorneys selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers. We handle routine surgical errors as well as high-profile claims involving substantial surgical error compensation.

What to Know About Surgical Malpractice

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) indicate that at least 4,000 surgical errors occur in the United States every year. Some of the most common are:

  • Accidental incisions
  • Foreign object left inside
  • Operation on the wrong part
  • Wrong operation
  • Unrecognized incisions
  • Failure to repair intraoperative incisions
  • Failing to control bleeding

The consequences of such an error can include:

  • Internal bleeding
  • Infection
  • Organ damage
  • Nerve damage
  • Tissue damage
  • Partial or total paralysis
  • Wrongful death

Surgical malpractice claims require you to prove that your surgeon deviated from the expected standard of care, caused you injury, and that you have damages. Proving this is incredibly difficult, as a negative outcome does not necessarily indicate malpractice. You need a reputable and experienced team like ours.

At Phillips Froetschel, We Are Committed to Making It Right

After a surgical error, you can trust our team at Phillips Froetschel, LLC. Please contact us for further help. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we do not charge you any fees unless we recover compensation. To make a free consultation, call our Pittsburgh office at 412-643-0682 or send us an email.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.