San Antonio Wrong Site Surgery Lawyers
It is difficult to believe that professionally trained surgeons and orderlies could commit the error of operating on the wrong surgical site. Shockingly, this error does occur in hospitals across the US every year. It is rare, but this fact is small consolation to people who have been injured or lost loved ones to incorrect surgical procedures.
If a careless surgeon has injured you or a member of your family, you may have grounds for pursuing a medical malpractice claim against him or her. The San Antonio wrong site surgery attorneys of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers can inform you of your rights and work diligently to pursue compensation on your behalf. Call us today at (210) 999-9999.
How Does Wrong Site Surgery Happen?
Wrong site surgery occurs when surgeons perform an unnecessary surgical procedure – for example, by operating on the right lung instead of the left, or the left hand instead of the left foot. These errors occur when surgeons and their support staff members fail to take basic preventative steps, such as:
- Clearly marking the surgical site before anesthetizing the patient
- Discussing the surgery with the patient in detail before it begins
- Checking the patient’s medical charts before beginning the procedure
- Having a “time out” before beginning surgery to double-check everything
- Maintaining clear communication between doctors, surgeons, and orderlies
Unfortunately, when doctors do not take the steps listed above, it is usually innocent patients who suffer the most severe consequences. If you have experienced lasting pain, disability, financial losses, or the loss of a loved one due to medical negligence, a San Antonio wrong site surgery lawyer from our firm can help.
If your life has been affected by a negligent surgeon, you are not to blame. To discuss your case for winning fair compensation, contact the San Antonio wrong site surgery attorneys of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers at (210) 999-9999.