Despite advances in surgical techniques, medical malpractice is still common. In fact, at least 98,000 people die because of medical malpractice every year, according to MedMalFacts.
Preventable surgical errors can have devastating consequences for patients and their families. Doctors may operate on the wrong patient, leave foreign objects inside patients, or commit other acts of negligence that can be potentially fatal. These errors happen roughly 40 times in American hospitals every week.
If you or a loved one was the victim of a health-care worker’s negligence in Texas, contact the Luke Dow Law Firm. Mr. Dow is a personal-injury attorney in Austin who can handle the legal side of your lawsuit so you can focus on recovery. He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
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Here is a brief overview of the five most common surgical mistakes:
- Operating on the Wrong Patient
- Leaving Foreign Objects inside Patients
These objects can cause severe infections and other complications. Following standard surgical procedures, such as completing material checklists, can prevent these errors.
- Operating on the Wrong Part of the Body
- Anesthesia Mistakes
- Scalpel Mistakes
If you were injured by a negligent physician in Texas, contact the Luke Dow Law Firm. Mr. Dow is an injury lawyer in Austin who can assess your case to determine if you may have a legitimate claim.
As the victim of a doctor’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for health-care bills, lost income and other damages. Also, bringing a claim could prevent other patients from suffering the same trauma. Call 512-518-4104 to schedule a consultation.