Surgery is susceptible to medical malpractice claims, as the patient’s health is under the direct care and responsibility of a physician. Whether the surgery is performed as a corrective procedure for a serious health issue, plastic or reconstructive surgery, or general cosmetic surgery, the surgeon must have a knowledgeable background in the field to efficiently operate and avoid any life-threatening issues.
Surgeons often specialize in specific types of operations, including orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, neurosurgery, endoscopic spinal surgery, head and neck surgery, podiatric surgery, laser surgery, vascular surgery, ophthalmic surgery, urologic surgery, thoracic surgery, and arthroscopic surgery, among many other important procedures. As with any type of surgery, the patient undergoes a certain amount of risk and should understand the particular details of each operation, as a misunderstanding or failure to provide proper information to the patient can result in a medical error and/or potential lawsuit.
It is important to consult with a surgery expert witness who has a proper understanding of the particular case, since there are many factors a litigator should look into in a case involving a surgery. Reconstructive surgery, for instance, can be performed for cosmetic purposes, but can also be performed for burn injuries, scar revision, or soft tissue reconstruction. While each surgeon must be licensed or certified, as well as highly educated in the medical specialty, the area of focus of such credentials will vary depending on the type of surgery each physician performs.
Finding the proper surgery expert witness for a surgery-related lawsuit is very important for the outcome of the litigation. ForensisGroup has a successful history of recruiting quality expert witness surgeons, including many with a background in the medical and surgical fields. Browse through our list of experts to learn more about their backgrounds and expertise and call us today or Submit An Expert Request Form to find the best surgery expert witnesses from our helpful professionals.