Theodoros and Rooth, P.C.

Surgical Error - A Problem that Should Not Exist

Going under the knife is scary. You are not in control of your body and you hope and pray that the doctors do everything they can to help you, not harm you. Lake County surgical error lawyers can help you if you have been the victim of a mistake during an operation.

There are a lot of horror stories of doctors operating on the wrong limb or performing the wrong procedure on an anesthetized patient. These are called “never events” because there is universal agreement that they should never happen. Yet they happen all too often. In one egregious case in Germany, a 74-year old cancer patient alleged that the surgical staff left behind 16 different items in his body when they stitched him up after prostate cancer surgery. The doctors “forgot” to remove pieces of gauze, a needle, a piece of a surgical mask and other assorted items. In what can only be termed outrageous, the hospital offered the victim’s family $660 and claimed that the surgical debris might have found their way into his body after the operation.

Surgeons are renowned for having steady hands. But steady hands are of no help if they are cutting the wrong body parts. If you think that you have been the victim of any sort of surgical error, contact Indiana medical malpractice attorneys to help determine if you have a case.

Conveniently located just across the street from the Methodist Hospital in Merrillville, Indiana, the injury law firm of Theodoros & Rooth stands by your side through every step of your case. Your initial legal consultation is free and we handle personal injury cases on contingency-fee basis — meaning you do not pay attorney fees unless compensation is recovered for your losses through a verdict or settlement. We are located just 30 miles outside Chicago. Call us at (219) 212-2462 or contact us online to see if you have a case.