Every year millions of surgical procedures are completed on patients for a wide variety of reasons, from life-saving medical necessities to recommended surgeries or elective procedures. While most of the time patients see a positive outcome as a result of their surgeries, there are times when doctors make serious mistakes that have the potential to create life-changing consequences. Medical malpractice resulting from surgical errors is a very serious issue, and here at McGehee ☆ Chang, Barnes, Landgraf, we treat every case with an eye for detail in order to get the best outcome possible.
All surgeries carry some degree of risk. However, years of education, training and experience provide surgeons with the skills necessary to get the job done correctly. Unfortunately, when hours are too long, paperwork gets confused, or negligence plays a role, the results can be devastating for the patient and his or her family members. While permanent injury may occur, death can also be the outcome. We are dedicated to getting our clients compensation for lost wages and emotional damages through medical malpractice claims associated with surgical errors.
Negligent Behavior Resulting in Errors
There are often many people involved in an operation, ranging from a surgeon and nurses to an anesthesiologist and pharmacist. Negligence on the part of any of those involved could result in injury or death to a patient. There are some types of behavior that are considered negligent that could lead to errors.
During the preoperative stage, patients should be given guidelines on how to prepare for their procedure. When patients are not provided with adequate instructions on what to eat or not eat, what medications can be taken and other aspects of pre-op routines, there may be unintended consequences that could be very serious. Additionally, inadequate information on how to care for a patient after an operation could also lead to complications, such as blood clots, infection or internal bleeding.
Let Us Help
If you’ve recently undergone a surgical procedure that was fraught with errors and you believe that your surgeon may have committed medical malpractice, then it is essential that you seek legal help from a qualified medical malpractice law firm. McGehee ☆ Chang, Barnes, Landgraf can help. Contact us today by calling our office at 713-864-4000 and setting up a free consultation.