The legal team here at Davis & Davis has extensive experience representing clients who’ve been harmed by negligent surgeons, and our goal is to help each of these people recover their rightful compensation. Contact a Houston, Texas surgical error lawyer from our firm today to learn more about these errors and how we can help you reach the outcome you deserve.
Houston, Texas Lawyer | Helping Surgical Error Victims
While surgery carries inherent risk, this risk is amplified significantly when the potential for negligence enters the picture. Surgical negligence comes in many forms and may include errors in preoperative care, from unwarranted procedures to perforations of internal organs by a surgical utensil during the performance of surgical procedures.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a surgical error, we are prepared to bring our nearly 70 years of experience to help you recover the compensation to which you are entitled so that you can ideally heal while we hold the negligent medical professionals accountable. You can depend on a Harris County, Texas medical malpractice lawyer from our legal team to fight for the outcome you deserve.
Common Types of Surgical Errors
As one of the few Texas firms focused on medical malpractice, we are prepared to work on nearly any surgical error malpractice, including:
- Failure to recognize post-surgical complications
- Bowel injury following abdominal surgery
- Gallbladder surgery errors
- Retained foreign objects
- Paralysis after surgery
- Wrong-site surgery
- Organ puncture or perforation
- Bowel perforation
- Spinal cord injuries in surgery
- Failed cataract surgery
- Gastric bypass surgery malpractice
- Delayed surgery
- Prolonged surgery
Surgery is hard enough as it is, and it entails a degree of risk. Finding out that a surgery is a needed medical procedure can be difficult, and going through with it opens up the door to complications and rehabilitation that can be long and difficult.
Sadly, doctors, surgeons and other medical professionals can push patients into unnecessary surgeries because of negligence and even fraud.
If you believe you or a loved one has been unnecessarily pushed into surgery, the feeling of betrayal can be overwhelming. Having worked on medical malpractice cases for decades, we understand this and are here to fight for your rights.
Laparoscopic Surgery Errors
Your loved one walked into the hospital for laparoscopic surgery and didn’t walk out. You are not alone. A Harris County, Texas medical malpractice lawyer from our firm is here to help.
Abdominal Surgery and ‘Complicated Gut’: Many cases of medical malpractice injury and wrongful death are caused by surgical errors in what is known as a complicated gut scenario. A complicated gut occurs when the patient has had previous invasive abdominal procedures such as an appendectomy, bladder suspension or hysterectomy.
Prior abdominal surgery may have left scar tissue, called “adhesions”, which could seriously complicate the new procedure. It is vitally important that doctors take previous procedures into account when they are planning a surgery. If they fail to do so, they may quickly run into serious or even fatal complications that could have been avoided by proper awareness and planning prior to surgery.
Perforated Bowel: Halfway into a gallbladder surgery, the surgeons encounter “adhesions” in your abdomen, scarring from a previous appendectomy. Or worse, they cause a small tear at some point in the 40 feet of small bowel during an abdominal procedure such as bariatric weight loss surgery (lap band, gastric bypass, etc.).
Surgeons are required to “run the bowel” or examine every part of the intestine to ensure that there are no tears, holes or perforations before closing you up. If they fail to run the bowel or fail to detect a perforation, patients are at high risk of developing peritonitis, a serious and possibly fatal post-surgical infection.
The fact that a patient suffered a nicked bowel during gallbladder surgery or another abdominal procedure may not be enough to prove medical malpractice. Doctors and nurses know that this is a risk and are supposed to be on the lookout for symptoms of infection. If they fail to appropriately monitor the patient’s condition and a serious or fatal infection occurs, they can be held accountable for the negligence and the harm or wrongful death that is caused.
Contact Davis & Davis for Help
If you suffered serious injury or a loved one died as a result of surgical errors or improperly treated complications of abdominal surgery at a Texas hospital, contact a competent Houston, Texas surgical error lawyer from Davis & Davis for a free consultation. We are prepared to bring our experience, legal skill, ethical standards, and aggressive approach to fight for justice and recovery. We strongly encourage you to reach out at your earliest opportunity so we can inform you of your rights and begin building your case. Reach out to us today so we can get started.
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