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Surgical Errors

The Lawyers You Need & Deserve

Birth Injury
$12.0 Million
A mother was given excessive Pitocin during labor which caused brain damage to her newborn child. Shortly after filing the lawsuit, the hospital and doctor offered $12 million to settle the case. This money will be used to take care of the child and give her as full a life as possible under the circumstances.
Birth Injury
$10.0 Million
A routine ultrasound taken just prior to her due date showed that the twins were in fetal distress and emergency procedures needed to be undertaken. The radiologist misread the ultrasound noting it was normal. One of the infants was stillborn at birth and the other infant suffered profound brain damage until the time of his death at the age of 7. The hospital and doctor settled the case for $10 million.
Injured Worker
$8.3 Million
Carpenter was installing panels at a local job site and fell from a hydraulic lift resulting in serious injuries.
Emergency Room Error
$8.0 Million
A woman was mistakenly given a death penalty drug when she was admitted to a hospital with a stomach ache. The drug, which is a paralytic agent, caused the woman to stop breathing. She went into cardiac arrest and although she was rescued by the emergency room doctor, she suffered brain damage.
$7.0 Million
A young girl was injured in a collision when her mother had to swerve in order to avoid a Pace Van. The mother of an 18-month-old who sustained a lacerated liver after a medical-transportation van allegedly cut off the mother’s minivan and caused it to crash has settled her lawsuit for $7 million.
Fall at Work
$3.75 Million
An apprentice plumber fell through the floor of Trump Tower landing on the concrete below. He sustained injuries to his back, shoulder, and ankle. He was able to return to work following the accident.
Auto Accident
$3.5 Million
Settlement obtained for a 52-year old woman who suffered a broken leg after a car accident. According to the radiologist at the hospital, he reported a blood clot that was in danger of moving to her lungs, but her reporting doctors claimed they never received the report.
Head Injury
$3.5 Million
In 2012, Trapp & Geller settled a case against the general contractor and others in the amount of $3.5 million for negligence in allowing a support beam to fall, striking a laborer's head. The laborer suffered herniated discs in the neck.
Wrongful Death
$2.5 Million
A truck driver was standing on a roadway waiting for assistance after his truck broke down. A passing truck struck him resulting in his death.
Rear-End Collision
$2.3 Million
A 26- year old woman, while waiting in the drive-through line at a fast-food restaurant, was struck from behind injuring her shoulder. The injury developed into a rare nerve disorder called reflex sympathetic dystrophy or complex regional pain syndrome.

Chicago Surgical Errors Lawyers

When we undergo surgery we are placing our lives in the hands of the surgeon and the nurses, anesthesiologists and other professionals who are supporting the surgeon. That level of faith is often rewarded with sophisticated medical care that relieves injury and illness. However, this is not always the case. When surgical errors occur, the results can create new injuries, create a need for additional surgeries and maim or cause death in the worst scenarios.

Common examples of surgical error include:

  • Wrong site surgery – This type of surgical error is unfortunately too common. Simple miscommunications can result in the amputation of a healthy limb or organ changing that person’s life forever.
  • Foreign object – Surgeons have a responsibility to ensure that all steps of a surgery, including an inventory and removal of all surgical materials such as sponges, are accomplished. Failing to do so can result in further injury and more surgeries.
  • Birth injuries – Birth can be a delicate process. When errors are made it can leave a child with lasting issues such as cerebral palsy which will affect the child for the rest of his or her life.
  • Nicking or perforating internal organs – When a surgeon is operating he or she must be careful to avoid nicking or perforating veins, arteries and internal organs. Minor injuries such as this can go unnoticed during the surgery, but create major issues such as internal bleeding following the surgery.

Pursuing compensation for surgical error, like any form of medical malpractice, calls for representation who understands how to accurately interpret the medical evidence and use that information to build a case that creates results for a client in need.

AV Preeminent* Rated Representation for Those Injured by a Surgical Error

At Trapp & Geller, our firm has a history of helping clients who were injured under complex circumstances. For 30 years we have offered the sophisticated personal injury representation our clients have needed. We are proud to have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients during that time. We are committed to utilizing the superior investigative and litigation techniques we have honed during those decades of service to help our clients secure the maximum compensation and create accountability for the professional errors which were committed.

Contact the Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers of Trapp & Geller

To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Chicago surgical error attorneys, call (312) 368-1444 or contact us online. Our billing is based on a contingency fee: you pay nothing unless we recover compensation for you.

Why Choose Trapp & Geller?

We Win. We Guide. We Produce.
More than 25 Years of Experience

Trapp & Geller has a passion for protecting the rights of the injured. We have the skill, experience, and knowledge to provide you with the highest legal advocacy. We will not rest until you get the compensation you deserve.

Customized Legal Strategies

Each of our attorneys is in it to win your case as much of you are and take pride in getting the best possible result. With that, your dedicated attorney is always available and will even text you regarding your goals and case.

Responsive & Informative

Our attorneys work with you one-on-one and make sure that, at every step of the process, you are fully aware of your case. We are fighting for your rights and always make sure that we are doing what is best for you.

Over $400 Million Recovered

The attorneys at Trapp & Geller have the experience and knowledge to not only win, but to win BIG. When you entrust our team with your case, you can rest assured that we will fight for the maximum amount of compensation.

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