Adult Operating Room Fires

Surgical ErrorsOperating room fires are completely preventable. The FDA has developed detailed safety guidelines that, when followed properly, make these fires obsolete. However, due to process errors within a hospital, mistakes are still made.

According to the FDA, three very volatile elements are always present in an operating room: an ignition source, a fuel source and an oxidizer. An unqualified or under-qualified hospital staff person would not understand how to avoid striking the balance between the three, leading to a recipe for disaster. These fires are horrific and they leave dismemberment and death in their wake.

Medicare classifies these preventable incidents as “never risks;” because they are completely preventable, and a process is in place to ensure this, Medicare will not cover a patient who is victim to an operating room fire.

Attorneys With Experience Handling Operating Room Fire Litigation

At Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP, we hone in on process errors, like operating room fires in adult patients and institutional liability throughout Chicago, Illinois. Many medical negligence firms will engage in a lawsuit at any cost, without seeing the bigger picture. At our firm, we are determined to not only obtain the compensation our clients deserve but also make serious headway on impacting the systems and processes that caused the operating room fire.

After spending several years analyzing these preventable process errors, our attorneys have discovered that a lack of qualification is what ultimately causes the operating room fires. In an effort to make more of a profit, hospitals are not training the surgeons and anesthesiologists in fire prevention. This is a serious error in the way the hospital’s system works, and it needs to be changed so that lives can be saved.

If you or a loved one has experienced or died from an operating room fire, the attorneys at Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP, are determined get the best possible compensation for you and your family while offering you the compassion you deserve.

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Contact our firm or call 312-346-8700. We offer free initial consultations and contingency fees.

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If you or a loved one are a victim of an injury, and you wonder if doctor or hospital error may have been one of the causes, you may have a medical malpractice claim. The qualified Chicago medical malpractice attorneys at Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP, have successfully litigated thousands of injury claims and obtained substantial awards for victims of medical malpractice in the Greater Chicago area. We have board-certified physicians and medically-trained attorneys ready to review your claim and help you or your loved one seek justice.

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At Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP, we represent Illinois clients in Chicago and throughout Cook County, including the cities of Cicero, Elgin, Schaumburg, Oak Park, Maywood, Berwyn, Elmhurst, Evanston, Skokie, Des Plaines, Mount Prospect, Arlington Heights, Palatine and Hoffman Estates. We also help clients in DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County, McHenry County, Will County and Winnebago County. If you have been the victim of medical malpractice in Illinois, CHH Law is the law firm with attorneys that can help.

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