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Surgical & Emergency Room Errors

Dedicated St. Louis Medical Malpractice Attorney Helps Victims of Surgical and Emergency Room Errors

Compassionate counsel if you have been harmed after surgery or in an emergency room

When you go to the hospital for help — whether for a planned surgery or a sudden emergency ¾ you rightfully expect quality medical care. However, mistakes made in the emergency or operating rooms can result in serious injuries. The Guirl Law Firm is dedicated exclusively to personal injury and medical malpractice cases. With his more than 25 years of experience and dedication to justice, our lawyer pursues the maximum damages available for the harm you suffered because of a surgical or emergency room error.

Common surgical errors

Once you submit to an anesthesiologist, your life is in the hands of the surgeons and nurses conducting your operation. When these medical professionals act negligently, they put you at risk of serious harm. You may know right away that a mistake was made or symptoms may not manifest for many weeks or months following your surgery. To ensure you receive the health care you need and that you meet Missouri’s statutory deadline to recover damages, consult the Guirl Law Firm immediately if you suspect you have been the victim of a surgical mistake, such as:

  • Amputating healthy body parts or organs
  • Failing to remove diseased tissue — such as cancer or gangrene
  • Applying too much anesthesia
  • Giving you too little anesthesia
  • Inserting your spinal block or epidural incorrectly
  • Damaging your nerves during an erroneous incision
  • Cutting a vein or artery that causes uncontrolled hemorrhaging
  • Causing scarring and deformity from botched plastic surgery
  • Performing surgery without adequately assessing you for risk factors

Poor emergency room response to cardiac arrest and stroke patients

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), immediate care is essential for the survival of a heart attack victim and, if treatment is provided within minutes, cardiac arrest can be reversible. The failure of emergency medical technicians (EMT) or emergency room staff to recognize the signs of a cardiac arrest can prove fatal. Likewise, The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) advises that prompt treatment for a stroke can reduce brain damage, avoid some long-term disabilities and prevent another stroke. Emergency room staff should be trained in spotting the symptoms of stroke in patients arriving for care. However, negligent employees often place patients in a queue without assessing their need for prompt life-saving assistance.

If you suffered serious damage or your loved one died because incompetent EMT, hospital personnel, nurses or doctors delayed treatments, we pursue medical malpractice compensation in the St. Louis civil courts.

Contact an effective medical malpractice lawyer  if you sustained damage because of a mistake in a St. Louis emergency room or operating room

To recover for injuries or the wrongful death of your loved one because of a surgical or emergency room error, call the attorneys at the Guirl Law Firm on our 24-hour toll-free hotline 314-391-2585 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.


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