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Surgeon Removes Woman’s Kidney by Mistake

If you or someone close to you has suffered an injury due to a surgical error, our Baltimore surgery malpractice lawyers will provide effective and experienced legal representation to you every step of the way. We strive to hold negligent medical providers accountable for their errors and misconduct. We know that dealing with a medical injury can be daunting and it can be hard to know what to do next. We strongly believe that the best thing to do is to get advice from a lawyer who can help you figure out how to proceed.

D.K., a woman from Iowa, is suing her physician after he supposedly took out her kidney when he was supposed to remove her adrenal gland during a surgical procedure in 2016. The adrenal glands are endocrine glands that produce a variety of hormones including adrenaline and cortisol. They are found above the kidneys. D.K.’s lawsuit claims that the doctor mistakenly took out her functioning right kidney as opposed to the adrenal gland and a mass that had formed on top of it. She says she was not told until seven days after the surgery that the surgeon “did not get everything” and would have to undergo a second procedure. The second procedure was later conducted. D.K. now says she is suffering numerous adverse health consequences as a result.

Liability for Surgical Errors

While the aforementioned case is not a Maryland case, it is still relevant to people in every state, as botched surgeries routinely injure and kill patients across the country. Surgical mistakes can lead to debilitating conditions and, in the most serious cases, death. If you believe your harm was the result of the result of a surgeon’s error or misconduct, you may be able to recover compensation through a medical malpractice claim. Medical malpractice, in the context of surgery errors, occurs when a surgeon’s conduct falls below the accepted standards of care as compared to a reasonably competent surgeon performing the same surgery thereby causing injury or death to the patient.

Time Limits in Surgery Malpractice Cases

You should be aware that there is a limited time frame in which a medical malpractice claim can be filed known as the statute of limitations. Generally, a patient is required to file medical malpractice lawsuit in civil court either within five years from the date of the injury or within three years from when the injury was discovered, whichever is earlier. Missing this legal deadline could mean losing your right to take legal action altogether.

Seasoned Baltimore Surgery Malpractice Attorneys

If you have been injured due to a surgical error, you need to reach out to a seasoned surgery malpractice attorney who can help. We understand the frustration that can result when your trust in the medical system is violated. At Arfaa Law Group, we are committed to victims of medical malpractice recover the compensation they rightfully deserve for their harm. With years of experience, we understand how to navigate these complex claims. Call us today 410-889-1850 or contact us online.

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