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Surgical Mishap Cases

Sometimes serious injuries occur as a result of a surgical mistake that should have been avoided.

Common Surgical Mistakes

  • Wrong site surgeries
  • Wrong procedures performed on patients
  • Incorrect incisions
  • Not properly sterilized equipment
  • Damage to nearby organs
  • Prolonged surgery
  • Surgical tools being left in the patient’s body
  • Anesthesia errors, particularly related to allergies
  • Accidental damage to surrounding muscles, ligaments, tissue and nerves
  • Avoidable infection

If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of surgical error in any of the following:

  • Army hospitals
  • Naval hospitals
  • Air Force hospitals
  • We may be able to help

Contact us right away to discuss whether you have a claim for surgical error or mishap.

The Archuleta Law Firm has Achieved Three of the Largest Judgments—and Three of the Largest Settlements—in the 70+ year history of the FTCA

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Michael Archuleta, J.D., M.D., M.B.A. is an Experienced Military and VA Medical Malpractice Attorney and a Medical Doctor.

Dr. Archuleta has more than 28 years of experience helping Military Families and Veterans receive compensation for injuries and wrongful death due to military and VA medical negligence.

His Firm has Achieved Three of the Largest Judgments—and Three of the Largest Settlements—in the 70+ year history of the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA).

Video Transcript

I’ve handled many different kinds of cases under the Federal Tort Claims Act in the last 25 years. Birth Injury and Cerebral Palsy Cases, which are some of the most catastrophic cases that a lawyer can handle. I’ve also handled Brain Injury cases of adults and children, Spinal Cord Injury cases, Paralysis cases and Wrongful Death cases—that’s one of the things that hurts families the most is when a family member dies and they shouldn’t have. Misdiagnoses, Failure to Diagnose, we even handle accidents and serious injuries caused by government employees. Surgical Mishaps, there’s all kinds of cases. Anytime a government employee is negligent and causes injury or death to someone there is potential for a Federal Tort Claims Act claim.

— Dr. Michael Archuleta