Surgical Errors & Medical Negligence
Are you a victim of a surgical error?
All surgeries entail risks. Although risks are inherent to surgery and while they may never be entirely eliminated, they can be successfully mitigated or prevented when medical professionals exert proper caution and uphold an acceptable standard of care. Because a majority of surgical errors are caused by human error, they fall into the category of medical negligence. When patients suffer harm during surgery that could have been prevented, they may have the right to recover compensation by filing a medical malpractice claim.
Types of Surgical Errors
Surgical errors can cause serious injury, illness, and even death. Common types of surgical errors include:
- Wrong Site Surgery – Wrong site surgery can and does happen. These errors may involve a surgeon operating on the wrong body part or the wrong organ and are nearly always caused by failures to communicate or accurately prepare for the surgery.
- Foreign Objects Left Behind – There have been many reported cases of foreign objects, including medical devices and surgical instruments, being left behind in patients' bodies. Common objects left behind during surgery include scalpels, gauze, and clamps, among others.
- Other Surgical Errors – Other surgical errors may include anesthesia errors, wrong patient surgeries, preventable nerve damage, and other mistakes made during surgery that can harm patients.
Because adverse events during surgery are not uncommon, these medical malpractice claims demand the attention of proven lawyers who can effectively prove that a medical professional's negligence more likely than not caused a patient preventable harm. At Stern Law Group, our legal team can help you understand how these claims work, as well as your rights and current situation.
Houston Medical Malpractice Lawyers on Your Side
Our legal team is prepared to immediately respond to your call for help by promptly reviewing your case, informing you of your rights, and explaining how you may be entitled to financial compensation. If you or your loved one has recently suffered an injury or illness due to a surgical error, do not hesitate to reach out to attorneys who have the experience to guide you through the medical malpractice process. Call (877) 661-9900 to discuss your case.