Residents of Houston who have to undergo surgery face a multitude of doctors to choose from. The vast majority of these doctors are great at what they do and perform their job well every day. However, there are times when a doctor makes surgical errors.
A neurosurgeon that practiced at Baylor, Dallas Medical Center and other facilities around Texas has had his Texas medical license revoked, and Baylor hospital has had to face tough questions regarding his performance. The doctor has at least a dozen allegations of botched surgeries, including surgical equipment left inside patients and fatal surgical errors. One woman, who had surgery for a spinal fusion, emerged from the procedure with searing pain. Another surgeon went in for corrective surgery and noted that there were amputated nerve roots, misplaced bone putty, muscle damage and three screw holes that were not where they were supposed to be. The rescue surgeon stated that the procedure was so bad that he found it hard to believe that the original surgeon was even an actual doctor. The article mentions situation after situation similar to this woman’s traumatic experience. Other doctors describe the surgeon as a sociopath that needed to be stopped in order to not harm or kill anyone else.
Most medical professionals are experts in their fields, and provide a necessary service. They perform miracles and also help people feel better. When a patient feels that their medical professional has made a mistake then it may be a good idea to consult with a legal professional skilled in medical malpractice. These attorneys can help their clients determine what went wrong and who was at fault. Compensation is available for those whose lives have been injured due to the neglect of a medical professional.
Houston residents whose lives have been affected by a negligent medical professional can find that the legal system offers ways to hold these professionals accountable. It is important to do so in order to protect future patients from their mistakes.
Source: The Dallas Morning News, “Plano’s Baylor hospital faces hard questions after claims against former neurosurgeon,” Doug J. Swanson, Mar. 1, 2014