Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Successful surgical procedures are the result of carefully coordinated efforts by surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists, post-op caregivers and other medical professionals. If a surgery went wrong and you or a family member suffered serious harm as a result, Frenkel & Frenkel can help obtain compensation to pay for medical treatment and other losses such as lost wages. In the case of a fatality, your family may have reason to file a wrongful death claim against a surgeon or hospital, and our medical malpractice lawyers in Dallas, Texas can guide you through the process.
Whether a foreign object was left in your body, a wrong body part was operated on, you were injured by a morcellator or a loved one died on the operating table without a clear explanation, these surgical errors are negligent acts. One of our practicing attorneys is a licensed medical doctor who can provide an additional level of support. In any case, our medical malpractice attorneys stand beside people who have been wronged as a result of others’ negligence.
Qualifications Of Surgical Errors
Surgical errors are medical mistakes that fall below the accepted or expected standard care for medical professionals during a surgery. Specifically, sustained injuries as a result of this medical breach should be prosecuted. Patients are typically forewarned of the risks included in undergoing a surgical procedure. If there are acts of negligence, a medical malpractice claim should be filed, either by the injured patient or a surviving family member.
Types of Surgical Errors
Many types of surgical errors can be caused by a doctor, nurse, or another healthcare provider. Some common surgical errors include the following:
- Errors in pre-operation relating to anesthesia, medication, or medical records.
- Unnecessary procedures were performed, including those on healthy organs or body parts.
- Procedure is performed on the wrong part of the body.
- Damage caused to parts of the body that were not operated on.
- Excessive delays of surgery resulting in further problems or complications.
- A patient was not advised of all of the potential risks.
- A patient was discharged prematurely.
- A patient was not followed up with after surgery.
- The surgical tools were used in a negligent manner.
- The surgical tools were left inside the body.
- Proper sanitary precautions were not taken.
- The laboratory results were either ignored or misread.
Potential Causes of Surgical Errors
Additionally, you’ll want to consider how this surgical error happened. Some of the important questions that you’ll want to consider are:
- Was the surgery lengthy or complex and did the surgeon or the team have a sufficient break?
- Did the surgeon review your case before beginning the procedure?
- Did the surgeon meet with the team beforehand to review important details?
- Did the surgeon have a negative attitude toward the other team members, leaving them unable to give their opinions on the matter?
- Were strict guidelines set forth by federal law not followed?
- Did the medical staff fail to properly sterilize the medical equipment?
If you suspect a surgical error from a previous medical procedure, we will work to hold negligent parties responsible and get you the compensation you deserve. Contact Frenkel & Frenkel, your medical malpractice lawyers in Dallas for a free consultation at 1-800-834-0000.