Surgery Errors

Most people are very nervous about going in for surgery. As patients, we have no choice but to put our faith in the medical team and hope to wake up to good news.

Sometimes operations go wrong. The surgery causes serious harm or the patient never awakens. The question is whether the medical professionals made critical mistakes that could and should have been prevented. If so, the Honolulu medical malpractice attorneys of Turbin Chu Heidt will work to hold them legally responsible.

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We handle medical malpractice on Oahu and throughout Hawaii, including lawsuits for surgery errors. Call us at 808-528-4000 to set up a free consultation.

We Hold Doctors And Hospitals Accountable For Surgical Mistakes

Surgical malpractice takes many forms such as:

  • Anesthesia errors resulting in brain damage or death
  • Scalpel errors causing nerve damage, organ damage or internal bleeding
  • Operating on the wrong side or performing the wrong operation
  • Leaving medical instruments inside the patient
  • Failure to obtain informed consent
  • Failure to monitor in post-op recovery

Our attorneys have secured many verdicts and settlements over the years for medical malpractice in surgery. In one recent case, a patient underwent what should have been a same-day shoulder surgery. The anesthesiologist kept the patient under anesthesia too long and was not able to bring him back. We obtained a recovery for the family for wrongful death.

If we determine your case has legal merit, Turbin Chu Heidt will put its full resources behind it. We invest in qualified experts in surgical medicine who can review the medical records and attest that a surgeon, nurse or anesthesiologist made a careless mistake or deviated from accepted medical practices. We build a compelling case for liability and for damages. If the defense is not willing to compensate our client accordingly, our lawyers are prepared to go to trial and present our thoroughly documented case to a jury.

Put Our Experience To Work For You

Turbin Chu Heidt works on a contingency fee basis, which means you will owe us nothing until we are able to obtain a monetary recovery for you. Schedule your free consultation by calling 808-528-4000 or contact us online.

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Case Results

$10,000,000 – Birth injury Medical malpractice case for newborn’s disabilities

$7,200,000 – Prison Medical Malpractice Failure to treat and diagnose an infection causing multiple organ failure and blood circulation. Such required both legs and both hands to be amputated.

$3,400,000 – Car accident Auto collision case (details are confidential)

$2,700,000 – Brain injury Failure to timely treat headaches resulted in brain injury, memory loss and ability to ambulate.

$2,500,000 –  Medical malpractice Death from a Maui medical facility’s delayed treatment of heart attack symptoms

$10,000,000 –  Birth injury Medical malpractice case for newborn’s disabilities

$7,200,000 – Prison Medical Malpractice Failure to treat and diagnose an infection causing multiple organ failure and blood circulation. Such required both legs and both hands to be amputated.

$3,400,000 – Car accident Auto collision case (details are confidential)

$2,700,000 – Brain injury Failure to timely treat headaches resulted in brain injury, memory loss and ability to ambulate.

$2,500,000 –  Medical malpractice Death from a Maui medical facility’s delayed treatment of heart attack symptoms

$2,500,000 –  Medical malpractice Settlement for the family of a man who died from a reaction to the wrong drug

$2,200,000 –  Catastrophic injury Negligence leading to disabling back and neck injury

$1,625,000 – Ship Worker Injury to a ship worker, who suffered serious permanent injuries. Details are confidential.

$1,600,000 –  Medical Malpractice Medical negligence for a delayed diagnosis of cancer

$1,500,000 –   Whale Watch Passenger For injuries suffered to whale watch vessel passenger

$1,000,000 –  Failure To Diagnose Colon Cancer Failure to perform diagnostic tests for colon cancer by a primary care physician.

$1,000,000 –  Misdiagnosis Policy Limits For misdiagnosis of lupus of a woman that resulted in kidney failure.

$1,625,000 – Ship Worker Injury to a ship worker, who suffered serious permanent injuries. Details are confidential.

$1,000,000 –  Motorcycle Collision Policy Limits Automobile turned left in front of motorcycle, causing death.

$1,000,000 – Medical Malpractice Policy Limits Malpractice of a physician who delayed a diagnosis of colon cancer.

$9,500,000 – Auto Accident Client suffered back and neck injuries from a rear end collision.

$800,000 –  Medical Malpractice for an older gentleman who was not given a test for prostate cancer, resulting in undiagnosed metastasized terminal cancer.

$600,000 –  Golf Cart Collision Our client suffered serious back injuries

$500,000 –  Pedestrian Hit By Auto Underinsured Motorist Policy Our client was on the curb when a car hit her.

$443,000 –  Defective Rental Car Judgment entered by a Maui court after a nearly 3 week trial of our client who suffered a knee injury when the rental van seat was not properly attached to the floor.

$375,000 – Dram Shop (Liquor Service) Liability Our client was hit by a person, served excess alcohol.

$375,000 –  Night Club Beating Our client was illegally assaulted

$275,000 –  Slip & Fall On Premises A slip and fall case on a Chinatown sidewalk that the City has a duty to maintain, but outside a restaurant, who did regularly maintain the area. The City and restaurant were both liable.