Hidden Dangers: Unveiling Surgical Errors and Medical Negligence

According to a recent study published in The New England Journal of Medical entitled, “The Safety of Inpatient Health Care,” an adverse event occurs in nearly 1 in 4 hospital admissions, and surgical errors account for 30.4% of those adverse events. Knowing that it is difficult in many cases to prove that a surgical error occurred while a patient is under general anesthesia, doctors and hospitals often conceal evidence of surgical errors to protect their own interests. The deep pockets of medical providers, medical facilities, and their associated insurance providers throw significant time and money into defending every alleged instance of medical negligence. Our San Antonio-based surgical error lawyer focuses exclusively on medical malpractice cases and knows how to defeat these difficult defendants and get justice for our clients. When you contact the Law Offices of Glenn W. Cunningham, you get the experience you want and can trust and the client-centric approach you deserve during this difficult time. We have over 30 years of experience handling Texas medical malpractice matters, and we are committed to holding doctors accountable for their negligent conduct.

Common Causes of Texas Surgical Errors

Even the smallest of surgical errors can impact a patient for the rest of his or her life, or be the cause of an otherwise avoidable death. The negligence of your surgeon may begin early in the treatment process during your preoperative care or anytime throughout the post-op treatment.

If surgical or anesthesiology malpractice left you or your loved one injured or dead, it is important to work with an experienced Texas surgical error attorney who can help you receive the compensation you need to feel better and make things right. We represent individuals who were injured by surgical mistakes, including:

  • Anesthesia errors
  • Failure to recognize post-surgical complications
  • Leaving medical devices or instruments in the body
  • Misplaced implants
  • Operating on the wrong body part
  • Paralysis after surgery
  • Unacceptable complications
  • Unnecessary surgery
  • Performing wrong procedure

There is always inherent risk when someone undergoes surgery. However, some mistakes can only be attributed to negligence. For example, if an anesthesiologist does not monitor the carbon dioxide and oxygen saturate levels of a patient, the results can quickly become fatal. Or if a surgeon cuts a nerve, nicks an organ, or severs an artery, then this negligence can cause a host of bodily injuries or death.

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How Much is my Surgical Error Case Worth?

Wondering the value of your San Antonio surgical malpractice case? Do not make the mistake of relying on online settlement calculators or generic Google searches, which are seriously flawed. What occurred during your surgery, and the nature, character and extent of your injuries are case-specific and unique to you. Every case is different, and only a competent medical malpractice attorney can professionally evaluate the exact details of your case, in light of your medical history. 

In general, the more serious, permanent, life-threatening, or life-ending the injuries are as a result of the surgical malpractice, the more your case is likely going to be worth. You cannot have your life and/or your health, and a viable and valuable medical malpractice case too. The two are mutually exclusive. The jury system in this country is designed to provide fair and reasonable compensation for the injury and death that medical malpractice has caused – not a windfall to patients that are not truly seriously injured. At the Law Offices of Glenn W. Cunningham, our docket is limited to medical malpractice cases involving wrongful death or catastrophic and permanent personal injury. If you or your loved one has a case that meets this criteria, the sooner you get in touch with us, the sooner we can put together a case that gets you the money you deserve. Some of the damages you can recover in a winning surgical error case include:

  • Past, current, and future medical bills
  • Medication expenses
  • Inability to work in the future
  • Missed work in the past
  • Disability care needs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish, impairment, disfigurement, and much more
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Contact an Experienced Texas Surgery Malpractice Attorney

If a surgeon or anesthesiologist made a mistake that left you or your loved one seriously injured, paralyzed, or dead, we can help you hold the negligent parties accountable, but you must act now. Learn more about the compensation you may be entitled to by scheduling your free initial consultation with an experienced San Antonio medical malpractice attorney at the Law Offices of Glenn W. Cunningham today. We can be reached online or by calling our office.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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He took my case and fought for me from day one. Glenn and his staff were professional and caring. They kept me updated on all aspects of my case. We were able to go to mediation and reach a settlement that was more than fair. I would recommend Glenn to any of my friends and family. I am beyond pleased with how my case was handled and ultimately settled.


Glenn Cunningham is tough, smart, experienced.

A very deep heartfelt thank you to the whole team at the Law Offices of Glenn W. Cunningham. Glenn is tough, smart, experienced, and he will do everything in his power to make sure that you or your loved one get the best outcome possible from whatever personal tragedy you may be facing. He fought for me when no one else would. He will do the same for you.


I am grateful to Glenn Cunningham for the hard work he did

I am very pleased with the legal services provided by Glenn Cunningham. He is very competent, knowledgeable, caring, personable, and professional. If you are seeking justice for medical malpractice or wrongful death, Glenn will fight for you. He is tenacious and assertive on behalf of his clients. He also keeps you informed of the status of your case on a regular basis.


Glenn Cunningham knows his job well.

Glenn was amazing! Very knowledgeable, and Nicole, his secretary, is very helpful and knowledgeable as well. We never had a problem reaching someone at the office, and our questions were always answered promptly.


This is by far the best attorney for your malpractice case.

I wanted to thank Mr. Cunningham and his staff for there amazing work and dedication to my case and fighting for me when I couldn't. They truly were amazing and always kept my family and I updated on everything that was happening.

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