Surgical Errors in Texas

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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.

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At 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 60 years of combined experience, we possess the in-depth knowledge of Texas law and court proceedings to develop a solid, personalized strategy.

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