Medical Malpractice-Surgical Errors-Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas Attorneys
Medical professionals who make serious mistakes during surgery can cause very serious damage. A lost surgical implement, incorrect procedure or secondary infection can severely injure or sicken the patient. When the mistake was so serious that the work fell below accepted standards in the medical community, that mistake is medical malpractice. Surgical errors are one kind of medical malpractice, and their victims have a right to pursue justice through a surgery mistake lawsuit.
One notorious form of surgical mistakes is the loss of a surgical sponge or other instrument inside a patient’s body. Surgical sponges are used to clean wounds, and are notoriously difficult to keep track of during surgery. After surgery, they’re difficult to locate because they’re made of materials that won’t show up on an X-ray. When left undetected, they can cause chronic and unexplained health problems for days or even years. This has led hospitals to introduce special procedures to ensure that all sponges are accounted for before the surgery ends. There’s almost no question that these Texas surgery sponge medical malpractice cases arise from negligence.
If you were hurt by a surgical error in Texas, you should call surgery mistake lawyer Coby Wooten today. For a free case evaluation, call 1-888-336-3455.
A surgery mistake lawsuit can also arise from other kinds of errors. Other, more easily detected foreign objects may be left inside the patient. Patients can contract serious infections, including MRSA, because of failure to adequately sterilize hands and instruments. Doctors may make a mistake about the kind of procedure required, cut too deeply or fail to detect complications. Hospitals may fail to get the patient’s informed consent. An experienced surgery mistake lawyer can help patients with these and other types of injuries.
Surgery carries some risk even when performed perfectly. When doctors and other medical professionals fail to meet even the basic standards of care, they can expose their patients to unnecessary, life-threatening injuries. Fort Worth surgery mistake lawyer Coby L. Wooten helps patients in this position fight for their rights and for fair financial compensation. In many cases, patients must treat and accommodate a whole new injury or illness caused solely by the surgical error. A surgery mistake lawsuit can help them win the money they need to get that treatment and be fairly financially compensated.