Birmingham Mishandling of Surgical Instruments Attorneys

While millions of people undergo surgery every year, trusting that their surgical team will use utmost care and caution during the procedure, the sad reality is that medical professionals do not always act responsibly during surgery. One of the more common ways in which surgeons and other care providers act negligently and commit surgical errors is by mishandling surgical instruments. This can cause a patient to suffer extreme harm or, in the worst circumstances, be killed.

At Yearout & Traylor, P.C., we know how devastating it can be for families in Birmingham to deal with the consequences of a surgical error caused by the mishandling of surgical instruments. From physical harm to emotional trauma to financial burdens, the effects of a surgical error can be far-reaching. However, many victims are able to get some help in this situation by filing a medical malpractice claim against the surgical professional(s) responsible for mishandling the surgical instruments.

Examples of Mishandling of Surgical Instruments

Using surgical instruments improperly can have numerous terrible side effects for a patient. Unfortunately, there are many ways that such improper usage can occur, some of which include:

  • Using the wrong instrument
  • Not sterilizing the instrument
  • Leaving the instrument in the body
  • Using an instrument not for its intended purpose

All of these behaviors could be considered reckless mishandling of a surgical instrument, and when you have innocent medical patients under your responsibility, there is no room for error or negligence.

Discuss Mishandling of Surgical Instruments with a Lawyer in Birmingham

Medical professionals that are guilty of mishandling surgical instruments should be held accountable for the undue harm and suffering they cause patients. At Yearout & Traylor, P.C., our attorneys fight to help our clients hold these professionals responsible and get them the compensation they need. Call us today at 205-414-8160 to learn more about your legal situation and how we may be able to help you.