A Tradition of Excellence

For over half a century, Malone Law has successfully represented clients in catastrophic personal injury cases.

Surgical Errors

According to a recent study published in Surgery magazine, events that should never occur in surgery (so-called “never events”) actually occur over 4,000 times a year in the United States. These never events — which include performing the wrong procedure, performing surgery on the wrong site and leaving a sponge inside a patient’s body — reportedly happen around 39 times a week.

Errors that are not considered “never events” occur even more frequently — between 44,000 and 98,000 patients are negatively impacted by medical and surgical errors every year, according to the Institute of Medicine. Researchers also believe that the actual number of surgical errors is likely even higher because many events likely go unreported.

Medical Malpractice Or Careless Mistake?

Not every surgical error rises to the level of medical malpractice. Surgical errors can be medical malpractice when the negligent conduct of the surgeon (or other operating room technician) did not adhere to accepted medical standards of care and the substandard care resulted in injury.

Examples of surgical errors that the experienced, qualified team of lawyers at Malone Law can help you with include:

  • Wrong-site, wrong-procedure and wrong-patient errors (WSPEs)
  • Leaving medical instruments, sponges, gloves or towels inside a patient
  • Incorrect or unnecessary incisions
  • Anesthesia errors, including too much or too little medication
  • Nerve damage caused by surgical negligence
  • Brain damage and paralysis

Attorneys Who Are Dedicated To Your Well-Being

Proving that a surgical error amounted to medical malpractice can be difficult for those unfamiliar with medical malpractice law. Getting the necessary information from the hospital or doctor requires experience dealing with bureaucracies, red tape and institutions that are focused on self preservation.

At Malone Law, we understand the complexities involved in proving up a medical negligence case — and we have over half a decade of experience helping clients recover damages for their pain and suffering.

Contact us today to see how we can put our tradition of excellence to work for you — call our Atlanta, Georgia, office at 770-390-7550 or reach us online.


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Holding Wrongdoers Responsible

Malone Law is known for its willingness to take cases to trial when defendants refuse to accept responsibility for their actions — particularly in situations where death or devastating injuries have been caused by careless commercial trucking companies, sloppy health care and manufacturers of defective products. Tommy secured one of the first verdicts over a million dollars in Georgia history — a $1.2 million verdict in a 1982 jury trial against a trucking company involving the needless death of a 7-year-old girl. Throughout his career, Tommy continued achieving record verdicts, including a recent verdict of over $49 million against two careless trucking companies for causing a severe brain injury to a pre-med college student.

Likewise, Adam has continued this tradition and has broken his father's record verdict in their hometown of Albany with a $24.5 million verdict in a medical negligence case for a 14-year-old football player.

Making Our Hospitals & Roads Safer

In addition to the many multimillion-dollar recoveries we at Malone Law have obtained for our clients, we take pride in our ability to drive positive change in our community.

An inevitable result of many of the verdicts and settlements we obtain is system change to correct their actions to prevent similar harm from occurring to others in the future.

Our attorneys and staff work diligently to make life better for our clients as well as those in our community.

"Together we've been able to not only make a difference for our clients," says Adam, "but also do our part in helping to make roadways and hospitals safer for everyone."

Put a tradition of excellence on your side. From catastrophic motor vehicle accidents to devastating medical malpractice injuries, our team of dedicated professionals can help you get your life back on track. Contact our office in Atlanta by calling 770-390-7550 or by filling out our online contact form.

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