Surgical Errors

Austin Surgical Error Attorneys

Suing for Serious Mistakes Made During Surgery

A single mistake in the surgery room can spell disaster for the patient. If you were hurt during surgery because a surgeon or surgical assistant was not being careful enough with your operation, then you should inquire about filing a surgical error lawsuit with the help of Briggle & Polan, PLLC. From our law office in Austin, we assist and represent clients throughout the region.

Let us know if you or a family member were hurt during surgery at one of these local hospitals or elsewhere:

  • St. David’s Surgical Hospital
  • Central Texas Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Heart Hospital of Austin
  • Dell Children’s Medical Center

You deserve significant compensation if you have been hurt during surgery. Your claim or lawsuit could pay you for all medical expenses related to the surgery and necessary aftercare. It might also be able to provide compensation for your lost wages, pain, and suffering. As your chosen Austin surgical error lawyers, it will be our goal to secure every cent of compensation for you.

To learn if you have a surgical error claim worth pursuing, call (512) 400-3278 today or contact us online.

Different Types of Surgical Errors

Harmful surgical errors vary and can include:

  • Operating on the wrong body part: Wrong-site operations are catastrophic to the patient because the operation cannot be helpful or successful if it involves a body part that never needed it in the first place. Wrongful amputations are the most extreme type of wrong-site surgery. There have been many stories of people getting the wrong leg amputated before the correct one is amputated, leaving them disabled.
  • Damaging healthy organs: An uncareful hand during surgery can harm nearby organs, blood vessels, nerves, and so on. Small incisions might go unnoticed at first, which will cause the surgical team to sew the patient up and place them back into the hospital – or send them home – unaware of the damage caused. Internal bleeding or other serious complications can follow.
  • Leaving instruments inside the patient: Small medical instruments like gauze, swabs, and metal sutures can be left inside a patient by an absentminded surgical team. In a well-run operating theater, no procedure will be deemed complete until all medical tools are counted and compared to how many were in the room at the start of the procedure. Patients with medical instruments inside them can go days or weeks before they start to question why there is still a painful ache at the surgery site or why they have been suffering unexplained illnesses.
  • Anesthesia errors: Perhaps the most dangerous type of surgical error is the anesthesia error. Anesthesiologists must provide a patient with exactly the right amount of anesthesia to render them unconscious or unfeeling during an operation. Too little anesthesia and the patient might awaken or feel sharp pain during the procedure. Too much anesthesia and the patient could go into cardiac arrest or suffer a respiratory failure.

A concern with surgical error cases is the need for revision or corrective surgery to fix the mistakes that happened in the first surgery. All surgeries carry some sort of risk, and it is unfair to put a patient through that more times than medically necessary.

Injured in the Operating Room? Call Our Law Firm

Our Austin surgical error lawyers can help you uncover your options and pursue maximum compensation if you have been seriously injured due to a surgeon’s mistakes. Surgical errors should always be met with legal action to reinforce that only the utmost standards of medical care are acceptable. Your lawsuit might also be the first step in discovering that a medical practitioner or hospital should be considered unfit to continue such surgeries at the risk of harming future patients. We encourage you to speak up for yourself and for others who could have been hurt in the same way.

Contact us online to begin a discussion with our team. We accept calls 24/7.

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