Consequences of Surgical Errors
While patients trust medical professionals to provide a high level of care, inexperienced or negligent doctors and nurses can make surgical errors that result in serious injury or death. Attorney Shane R. Kadlec has practiced for two decades and has become instrumental in establishing liability and securing compensation for victims of medical malpractice. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a surgical mistake, Mr. Kadlec can provide you with strong representation, advocating for your right to quality health care. Contact our Houston, TX, law firm to learn more.
Types of Surgical Mistakes
Surgical mistakes can vary greatly depending on the type and extent of the procedure performed. Some of the more common surgical mistakes include:
- Accidentally damaging nearby nerves or other tissues and organs
- Closing an incision without removing all surgical instruments
- Administering too much or too little anesthesia before surgery, or failing to monitor patients under general anesthesia during the procedure
- Operating on the wrong side of the body or the wrong body part altogether
- Performing the wrong operation
These errors can result in a variety of injuries, including nerve damage, paralysis, loss of limbs, and even death. While you focus on recovery, our team can conduct a thorough evaluation of the incident to determine the party or parties at fault.
Common Causes of Surgical Malpractice
There are a number of potential causes of surgical malpractice, but they all come down to negligence. Surgical malpractice can result from:
- A failure to properly plan for the procedure
- Defective equipment
- A lack of surgical experience
- An attempt to take shortcuts
- An understaffed procedure
Often times, one party is not solely to blame. Miscommunication between nurses and doctors could also result in a surgical error. No matter the source, our team will work tirelessly to prove negligence.
Damages in Your Malpractice Claim
If you or your loved one has suffered substantial injuries after undergoing a surgical procedure, you may have a medical malpractice claim. Mr. Kadlec can review your case and provide you with sound legal advice, so that you fully understand your options. If you decide to proceed, you may be able to collect damages for:
- Lost wages or diminished earning capacity
- Hospital bills
- Medical bills for additional procedures to correct the error
- Pain and suffering
In the event that a surgical mistake leads to the death of a loved one, surviving family members can file a wrongful death claim for additional damages, including loss of consortium (companionship), as well as the costs of funeral expenses.
Benefits of Working with an Attorney
Establishing liability in medical malpractice claims is exceedingly difficult. If you plan to pursue a medical professional, a hospital, or an insurance company, you need strong legal representation on your side to prove negligence. Mr. Kadlec has handled complex medical malpractice claims and can provide you with the personalized, effective legal counsel you need.
Mr. Kadlec can review your case and provide you with sound legal advice, so that you fully understand your options.
As a board-certified attorney, Mr. Kadlec understands the complex nature of these cases and has the knowledge and expertise needed to take your case to trial if necessary. To help relieve the financial burden of families and victims, Mr. Kadlec works on a contingency basis. As a result, you do not have to pay legal fees until we secure compensation on your behalf.
Meet with Mr. Kadlec Today
Surgical errors can take a serious toll on a victim and the victim’s family, impacting their overall quality of life. If a surgical error has left you or a loved one struggling with physical and emotional trauma, contact our law firm online or call (281) 643-2000 to schedule a personal consultation with Mr. Kadlec.