Surgical Malpractice


Over a Billion Obtained on Behalf of Our Injured Clients Nationwide

Everyone knows that surgical procedures involve some risk. When having a procedure, you expect that the surgeon, as well as the entire surgical team, will meet the standard of care that a reasonable member of the medical profession would provide.

Unfortunately, there are numerous cases in which some member of the surgical team fails to conduct him or herself according to an accepted standard of care. When this happens, the consequences can be tragic.

A catastrophic injury caused by medical negligence on the part of a member of your surgical team can result in even more medical bills, loss of quality of life, or worse.

What Is Surgical Malpractice?

When a medical professional fails to provide treatment in accordance with accepted medical standards and it results in injury, harm or death to the patient, medical malpractice has occurred.

The injured patient may then pursue monetary damages in a medical malpractice lawsuit. If the patient loses their life, their rightful heirs may seek compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit.

When errors occur in surgery, the results can be devastating. Medical malpractice victims may suddenly find themselves fighting for their lives after a surgical error. To make matters worse, hospitals, medical personnel, and insurance companies may try to shift the blame, cover up errors, or fabricate details to protect themselves from further liability.

Choose Denver Trial Lawyers® for Proven Surgical Malpractice Representation

If you believe you are a victim of a surgical error, you need an experienced and skilled Denver medical malpractice attorney to fight aggressively for your rights. Your lawyer will need to use vast resources to establish professional negligence and medical malpractice and hold the negligent surgeon responsible for his or her actions.

Medical malpractice cases involving surgical error by the surgeon or the operating staff require knowledgeable and experienced legal representation. The Denver surgical malpractice lawyers at our firm, Denver Trial Lawyers®, have that experience and knowledge. We have represented numerous victims of surgical mistakes successfully.

Key Factors in Surgical Malpractice Cases:

  • Assessing Informed Consent and Alternative Treatment Options
  • Evaluating Surgical Outcomes and Preventable Complications

These cases hinge on determining exactly what happened during the surgery. We work with the best surgeons in the country to solve these issues.

Start Your Claim with a Trusted Denver Surgical Malpractice Attorney

If you or a loved one have been seriously injured due to the negligence of a member of your surgical team, contact a dedicated, experienced Denver medical malpractice attorney immediately to discuss your options. At Denver Trial Lawyers®, we possess both the medical knowledge and resources needed to understand your case.

As a nationally-recognized firm, we have the legal expertise and track record of success that you need to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and more. We are backed by more than a century of legal experience and will fight to obtain just compensation.

Contact Our Denver Surgical Error Attorneys for a Free Consultation

Call our surgical malpractice attorneys today at (303) 647-9990 or contact us online to start your journey toward justice and compensation.


Over a Billion Dollars Recovered for Our Clients
  • Birth Injury Involving Misuse of Drug to Induce Labor $70 Million

    $70 million arbitration award, the largest known medical malpractice arbitration award in U.S. history. David S Woodruff handled this birth injury case involving an HMO labor/delivery unit that misused Cytotec, a drug used to induce labor.

  • Largest Medical Malpractice Settlement in Colorado $22.3 Million

    $22.3 million medical malpractice settlement. In 2016 David Woodruff obtained the largest known medical malpractice settlement in Colorado.

  • Medical Malpractice Verdict for Victim of Paralysis $15 Million

    A jury handed down a $15 million verdict to a man who was paralyzed from the chest down just hours after a doctor at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs discharged him. It’s the largest sum ever awarded in a medical malpractice suit in Colorado.

  • Birth Injury Verdict Involving a Misplaced Device $7.2 Million

    $7 million medical malpractice jury verdict. David Woodruff handled this birth injury case, which culminated in a 2-week jury trial in Colorado Springs. The case involved a physician who misplaced a “vacuum extraction device” while delivering the infant.

  • Largest Verdict in Fort Collins, for a Woman Paralyzed Due to Misdiagnosis $3.9 Million

    David Woodruff helped his client receive a $3.9 million verdict, the largest ever in Fort Collins, in a case where a woman was paralyzed on her right side due to a misdiagnosis in the Emergency Room in 2006.

  • Case Against Hospital That Failed to Recognize Spinal Injury $3 Million

    A Colorado man was awarded $3 million after hospital staff failed to recognize a spinal injury, causing him to become permanently paralyzed.

  • Settlement for Baby With Brain Injury $2.4 Million

    Dan Sloane secured a settlement for client who sustained a brain injury at birth.

  • Unnecessary Sinus Surgeries $2 Million

    Dan Sloane helped a young woman whose doctor performed several unnecessary sinus surgeries resulting in damage to her vestibular system

  • Medical Malpractice Case Resulting From Injury During Surgery $1.8 Million

    Dan Sloane obtained a settlement for client who sustained damage to the vestibular system during sinus surgery.

  • Federal Torts Claims Act Case Against a Medicaid Clinic $650 Thousand

    Dan Sloane brought a Federal Torts Claims Act case against a Medicaid clinic when whose physician misdiagnosed our client's cancer. Our client wound up with permanent colostomy bag.


  • Over a Billion in Recoveries

    We have represented thousands of individuals against insurance companies and corporations, recovering more than a billion dollars in the process.

  • A Voice for Change

    Attorneys at our firm have been at the helm of cases that have gone on to influence legislation, change laws, and impact society for the better.

  • We Won't Settle for Less

    We are trial lawyers through and through, and we will take your case as far as it can go. Our attorneys have tried 100+ cases with extraordinary results.

  • No Cost Unless We Win

    We represent clients on a contingency fee basis. We only get paid if we win your case.

  • Serving Our Community

    Giving back to our community is extremely important to us. We support a number of charitable programs.

Client Testimonials

  • “Dan Sloane is very professional and impressed me during negotiations with his clever strategies. He sincerely cares and seeks justice. Dan knows what he's doing and won our case for us.”

    - Julie D.
  • “David Woodruff and his team worked long and hard for my settlement. They were able to get more than I expected. I would highly recommend them.”

    - Heather N.
  • “Michael Nimmo took my case that a dozen other lawyers rejected. He was incredibly thorough backing up everything with my doctors. He was supportive, caring, and obviously legally astute. He won the case and the award helped me to transition to retirement.”

    - Patty M.
  • “Throughout the entire process, Stephen Wahlberg and his staff were professional, timely, and went above and beyond in their empathetic approach to the family and diligence and confidence in pursuing the case. I highly recommend him to anyone.”

    - Catrina A.
  • “Dan Sloane of Denver Trial Lawyers was always there and helped guide me step by step through the process. He made the case easier for me to understand. I recommend him highly! Very trustworthy!”

    - Esther G.
  • “I trusted him so much”

    - Christina