Robert Boyers

Surgical Errors - Malpractice

Surgical Errors - MalpracticeAs Miami medical malpractice attorneys we understand operative errors or surgeon malpractice can include, among other injury producing mistakes: (1) operating on the wrong body part (e.g., (a) orthopedic surgeon cuts open right leg when he should have been operating on the left leg, or (b) brain surgeon cuts open the left side of the brain when the tumor was on the right side of the patient’s brain, or (c) surgeon removes wrong breast of woman suffering from breast cancer, among other examples); (2) cutting or severing a nerve and causing permanent nerve damage or paralysis, hemi-paresis (paralysis of one side of the body), paraplegia or quadriplegia; (3) cutting an organ, blood vessel, artery or vein so as to cause life threatening internal bleeding; (4) failing to promptly identify the source of internal bleeding and stop the bleeding, (5) causing ugly and disfiguring scarring such as in the case of improperly performed plastic surgery; (6) leaving foreign objects such as surgical sponges, pins, blades, clips, gauze, cotton or other medical instruments or foreign bodies inside a patient (aka “retained foreign body cases”); (7) transplanting tissue or organs from an improper donor with the wrong blood type or transfusing the wrong type of blood or contaminated blood (8) failing to have blood on hand for timely transfusions (See transfusion errors) (9) allowing patients to suffer preventable infections or failing to make a timely diagnosis and render timely treatment of infection; and (10) generally failing to properly monitor and treat the patient before, during and after the surgery.

Surgery has the potential to afford great healing or cause great harm. By its very nature, surgery carries inherent risk to the patient even when properly performed. Yet, when surgeons do not do all that they can and should to avoid adding to that already significant risk, it strikes us as especially egregious. However, not all poor results in surgery are the result of malpractice.

In order to determine whether a terrible result was caused by terrible medical treatment, it is essential to have an experienced malpractice attorney evaluate your case to see if you or a family member were the victims of surgical negligence.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a surgical error and you would like to speak with an experienced malpractice attorney, please contact us to speak to one of the attorneys at Boyers Law Group for a free consultation about your legal rights.

Client Reviews
Rob very successfully represented our family (our son) in a medical malpractice case involving a birth injury where our son suffered brachial plexus at birth.
Rob truly has a passion and an amazing talent for law. His commitment to his clients is truly unwavering and we are forever grateful for the dedication and care that he put into our son's case. Without a doubt it is because of Rob that our son will have opportunities in life he may not have had and will have the resources he needs to make his disablility less of a hindrance for him.
Robert Boyers was recommended to me to handle my slip and fall case. I will be forever grateful to Robert for allowing me to feel that I was in the ‘best possible hands’ throughout the 2+ year process through and including the settlement of the case. Robert’s expertise, professionalism, and compassion were beyond what I observed in the legal field. And, his associate and staff were a fine reflection of Robert’s guidance. Robert was always available to answer any questions or concerns I had. Rhonda
I hired Mr. Robert Boyers for a wrongful death case involving my father. I wasn’t sure what to do, or procedures to take until I met Mr. Boyers. I can say honestly from my heart I’m very thankful I met this attorney. Losing a father, and feeling lost is the worst feeling anyone would have. Mr. Boyers and his staff was very sincere and compassionate the entire time and then after during my case. Erica
I had a major accident where I sustained many injuries both short and long term. I was referred to Rob Boyers by a friend and I contacted him and he came to my house as I was completely incapacitated. He interviewed myself and my family as to the facts of the case and we subsequently hired him to handle my case as it relates to the insurance and the various medical obligations i was incurring.
To that end I am grateful to him and his services and consider him a friend to this day.