Wrong Patient Surgery
Before undergoing any type of surgical procedure, patients consent to take the risk of certain complications that their doctors have explained. However, not every surgical complication is the result of an unpreventable or unpredictable occurrence. Surgeons have caused major injuries by committing egregious errors – even operating on the wrong patient.
If you or a loved one has been harmed by a surgical team’s failure to perform their jobs correctly, you could be eligible for financial compensation. The San Antonio wrong patient surgery attorneys of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers will aggressively fight for the repayment you deserve. Call us today at (210) 999-9999 for a free consultation.
Causes and Consequences of Wrong Patient Surgery
Surgeons run the risk of operating on the wrong patients when they neglect to follow pre-operation safety protocol. These basic safety steps include meeting with the patient before he or she is anesthetized; double-checking the patient’s chart before moving him or her into the surgical area; and calling a “time out” before surgery to make sure everything is in order. These are very simple tasks that every surgeon should know about and carry out.
When a surgeon and his or her support team do not take steps to protect their patients, the results can be tragic. Patients may suffer from a continuation of their original conditions, complications of the procedures they received, infection, and even fatal injuries. There is no excuse for the kind of egregious negligence that leads to wrong patient surgery.
Contact a San Antonio Wrong Patient Surgery Lawyer
Victims of wrong patient surgery may be eligible to receive compensation for their medical bills, pain and suffering, missed work, and more. To discuss your case with the experienced San Antonio surgical error lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers, contact us today at (210) 999-9999.