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What Is Wrong Site Surgery and Can I File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

Wrong site surgery occurs when a doctor operates on the wrong part of the patient’s body, on the wrong side of the patient’s body (e.g. operating on the left leg when the problem is on the right), or sometimes even on the wrong patient. The term applies to surgery and a variety of invasive procedures.

This type of surgical error can have serious or even deadly consequences, particularly when the patient loses valuable time from his or her treatment plan because he or she needs to recover from the unnecessary surgery.

Can I File a Wrong Site Surgery Claim?

A doctor’s mistake can change your life forever. If a doctor operated on the wrong side of your body, causing you to suffer further injury and more surgery, medical malpractice attorney Chris Mellino welcomes you to contact our Cleveland office for a free consultation. You may also download or request Chris’s free, easy-to-read guide to filing a claim in Ohio.

Why Should I Trust Attorney Chris Mellino to Handle My Wrong Site Surgery Lawsuit?

First, Mellino Law Firm does not advertise. Attorneys and satisfied clients send us the majority of our cases. Others find us online.

Second, Chris Mellino is respected throughout northeast Ohio for their ability to dig below the surface and make sure no fact is overlooked. In fact, Chris has been involved in several cases that changed Ohio law, including Moskovitz v. Mt. Sinai Medical Center (1994) and Watkins_v._Cleveland_Clinic_Foundation (1998). In the latter, he and his previous partner were awarded the largest verdict in the state that year.

Third, some firms take every case that walks in the door, leave clients in the hands of “case managers,” and settle those cases for the first amount the defendant offers. Mellino Law Firm only pursues compensation for patients who’ve suffered a severe injury or death. By limiting the number of claims we accept, we’re able to give each one the attention it deserves.

Last but not least, since 2010, Mellino Law Firm has been the only surgical malpractice law firm in Cleveland to be accepted into Primerus, which screens potential members by speaking to judges, other lawyers, bar associations, clients, and insurance carriers about a firm’s integrity, work product, fee structure, education, civility, and community service.

If a surgeon operated on the wrong side of your body, attorney Chris Mellino invites you to contact our Cleveland office for a free consultation.

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