Any time a person decides to have surgery, they must consider the inherent risk-benefit analysis that goes along with it. However, when people think about what could go wrong during surgery, they often fail to consider one of the most critical parts of the equation — the surgeons, anesthesiologists, and nurses.
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.