Surgery/Peri-Operative Medical Malpractice

Surgery/Peri-Operative Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice cases in the surgical and perioperative setting are exceptionally complex situations, requiring a keen eye and specialized knowledge. In these cases, any of the following may be the result of negligence or malpractice:
  • Delay in performing surgery or misdiagnosis of a serious condition
  • Unauthorized and unnecessary additional procedures
  • Operating on the wrong patient, side, or body part
  • Inadvertent injury to organs, nerves, or blood vessels during surgery
  • Inadequate monitoring of the patient before, during, and after surgery
  • Retention of foreign bodies (e.g. sponges, drains, towels, instruments)
  • Positioning injuries
  • Missed or untreated intra- or post-operative hemorrhage.
That’s why it’s so important to have an affordable but experienced medical professional review the medical records associated with such cases. Everyone knows that surgeon’s review rates are astronomical–especially in the initial phases of a contingency-based case. An affordable and knowledgeable specialty Nurse Practitioner that understands the complexities involved in the operating room is an alternative that can provide invaluable insight into what standard of care was missed, identify mistakes made during surgery, and determine exactly where things went wrong. With their expertise, trial attorneys can better assess medical malpractice cases and win justice for victims of surgical malpractice and negligence.


Sherri is a founding Nurse Practitioner Consultant to the Legal Profession with Discovery NP Legal Consultants. Sherri completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in 1992. She attended Maryville University in St. Select this Consultant


Holly started her healthcare career in 1992 as a labor and delivery technician. She worked as an RN in NICU as well as in labor and delivery, where she scrubbed in to c-sections. This sparked a passion for surgery, and she pursued a position as an expert nurse in the OR that allowed to both function as a circulator as well as a scrub nurse. Select this Consultant

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