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Houston surgery malpractice lawyerOne of the worst things a patient can hear when they wake up from surgery is, “there was a mistake.” Surgeons cannot afford to make mistakes while they are operating on a patient. Even a minor error can affect someone for the rest of their life. Even worse than being informed after surgery that your doctor has made an error is not being informed of the mistake and being left to discover it yourself.

Uncovering a surgical error that was not disclosed can take years in some cases. If your life, health, and well-being have been affected by a surgical error, then you may have a malpractice case. Our attorneys can offer you a complimentary case evaluation to determine whether taking your surgeon to court for his mistake may benefit you. 

Top 3 Common Surgical Mistakes

Any mistake during surgery can be detrimental to your health. Surgical mistakes often lead to further health complications and even more troubling for some, intense and lasting pain. Among the most common types of surgical errors that lead to malpractice litigation include: 

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Harris County Medical Malpractice LawyerDoctors, surgeons, nurses, and other healthcare professionals are held to extremely high standards. When you work in healthcare, making even a small error can cause devastating results. For example, misreading a mediation order by misplacing one decimal point can mean that a patient receives 10 or even 100 times the amount of medication he or she should receive.

If you or a loved one were harmed by a medical mistake, you may be able to hold the at-fault party accountable through a medical malpractice claim. You may also be entitled to financial reimbursement for medical expenses, lost income caused by missed work, pain and suffering, and more.

Medical Negligence Can Take Many Forms

In the context of a civil case, negligence refers to a party’s failure to meet a certain duty or standard. Medical professionals are expected to meet the medical standard of care when providing services to patients. When a professional breaches the standard of care and a patient is injured or killed as a result, the patient (or the patient’s surviving family) may sue the medical professional or facility for medical malpractice.

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Harris County Personal Injury LawyerAs a parent, you probably trust the doctors, nurses, and pharmacists who prescribe and administer medication to your child. Unfortunately, medication errors can and do occur. The World Health Organization estimates that medication errors injure approximately 1.3 million people in the U.S. each year. It is estimated that about 30 percent of medication error injuries occur to children. When the victim of a medication mistake is a child, the consequences can be especially significant.

Common Medication Mistakes

Medicine can save lives. However, when the wrong medication or the wrong dose of medication is prescribed or administered to a child, the results can be life-changing. Children who are given the wrong medication can suffer new and worsening health problems. Sometimes, the child is not strong enough to survive these additional and avoidable health effects.

Harmful medication errors may be caused by:

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Houston Medical Malpractice attorney

Cancer touches the lives of millions of people all over the world. Sadly, many cancer patients do not survive. Others survive but must endure hours of painful treatments that result in massive medical bills. Typically, the sooner doctors and other medical professionals diagnose a person with cancer and begin treatment, the greater the patient’s chances of beating the disease. When cancer diagnoses are delayed or missed entirely, the patient may have the right to pursue a medical malpractice claim. The patient, or the patient’s surviving loved ones, may be entitled to monetary damages.

Failure to Diagnose Cancer

Cancer often starts with innocuous, mild symptoms. A person may experience pain or fatigue that they assume is the common cold or simply the result of working too hard. They may have a fever or notice they are losing weight. Although these symptoms seem like no big deal to the layperson, medical professionals know that sometimes even mild symptoms can be a sign of a much greater issue. Doctors use diagnostic tests such as blood tests, imagining tests, endoscopy, and biopsy to determine if symptoms may be a sign of cancer. However, some doctors fail to order these tests or correctly interpret the results. When a doctor fails to diagnose cancer in a timely manner, he or she may be guilty of medical negligence.  

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