Surgical Errors in Texas
Retain Legal Assistance from Our Austin Medical Malpractice Attorney
Doctors, nurses and other medical staff are under immense pressure during
surgery. A lot can go wrong if a mistake occurs, that is why health care
providers have an obligation to be adequately trained and experienced,
as well as properly prepared. Unfortunately, mistakes sometimes do occur,
often resulting in severe injury and even death.
If you have sustained serious injuries during surgery due to
medical malpractice by your surgeon and their team, our Austin medical malpractice attorney
can help you the compensation you deserve. We have dedicated our time
to representing individuals
Reasons for Surgical Errors
Every single surgery involves an element of risk. Thus, health care providers
make patients sign a form prior to surgery, stating that they must understand
certain known risks are involved. However, when uncommon mistakes occur
due to negligence, you may be eligible to recover monetary compensation
for your injuries.
Common reasons for surgical errors include the following:
Inadequate preoperative planning – Whether it’s reviewing a patient’s medical history
or understanding what complications can occur, medical staff must be well-prepared
prior to surgery.
Insufficient work process – If they feel that specific steps during surgery are unnecessary,
surgeons may decide to take shortcuts, which can be dangerous.
Inexperienced – A surgeon may not have performed a specific procedure, lacking
the skills and competence to conduct a successful operation.
Fatigue – Due to long work shifts, surgeons may feel tired during surgery.
Often fatigue results in mistakes in any field.
Poor Communication – Whether it’s due to marking the wrong site for surgery, having
the wrong equipment on hand, or having the wrong dosage of anesthesia,
poor communication can result in various errors.
Intoxication – To cope with the stress, surgeons may be abusing alcohol or drugs.
Neglect – Surgeons may not be as careful as they should, resulting in mistakes.
Over 50+ Years of Experience
Komie & Morrow, LLP, we understand that the last thing you want to happen during surgery is
a mistake and we will do whatever it takes to make sure you are financial
compensated for your injuries. With
over 50 years of combined experience, we possess the in-depth knowledge of Texas law and court proceedings
to develop a solid, personalized strategy.
Contact us and
schedule your complimentary consultation today.