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However, when a patient suffers catastrophic injuries or worse from a surgical error that could have been prevented, if not for a medical professional’s carelessness, the negligent party may be held accountable. If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to a surgical error, you may be entitled to receive financial compensation through a medical malpractice claim. Learn about your rights and potential options for legal action by contacting the Texas personal injury lawyers at Williams & Brown LLP. To schedule a free consultation, please fill out a contact form online or call us (888) 741-6200.
Despite modern advancements in the medical industry, there are still inherent risks when it comes to surgical procedures.
What are Some Types of Surgical Mistakes?
If a doctor, a nurse, or other hospital personnel make even a slight error while prepping for surgery or during the actual procedure, the patient can suffer devastating and potentially fatal injuries or illness. Mistakes caused by fatigue, recklessness, miscommunication or an oversight on a patient’s paperwork can lead to common surgical errors, such as the following:
- Unintentional lacerations
- Negligent performance of the operation
- Surgical instruments left inside the patient,
- Failure to identify complications during procedure,
- Wrong patient surgery, and
- Wrong-site surgery.
An already risky procedure can quickly result in catastrophic injuries to a patient, particularly in the event that the patient suffers infection, blood loss, brain damage, or worse.
How is Medical Malpractice Proved in Texas?
In order to have a valid medical malpractice case based on surgical error, the patient or surviving family member must prove that the patient suffered injuries or illness due to negligence. While there are inherent risks involved with any type of surgery, a mistake does not automatically indicate that a surgeon is liable for resulting damages.
A medical professional or the hospital staff may be liable for violating the accepted standards of care before, during, or after an operation. Common types of surgical negligence include:
- Poor preparation or planning before operation,
- Miscommunication or misidentifying a patient or type of surgery,
- Providing inaccurate medication or misreading drug dosages,
- Fatigue or working under the influence of drugs, and
The legal team at Williams & Brown LLP has the experience and resources necessary to investigate a Texas medical malpractice claim and to build a strong case. We will gather evidence of medical negligence on behalf of our clients and work tireless to ensure that the responsible party is held accountable.
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If you believe that you or a loved one has been injured due to a surgical error, you do not have to bear the consequences alone. With a knowledgeable Waco TX malpractice attorney on your side, you may be able to win the compensation you deserve for the physical, emotional, and financial losses that you have suffered from the at-fault party. Please do not hesitate to contact us, as most medical malpractice cases are under a short statute of limitations. Call (888) 741-6200 to speak with a top injury lawyer at Williams & Brown LLP about your potential case.