What are the Most Common Dallas Surgical Errors?
- April 23, 2013
- Medical Malpractice
There are many ailments that require patients to undergo surgery. Surgery should always be taken seriously by doctors, nurses, patients, and all other health care professionals involved. For a surgery to be successful, it takes a full team of healthcare providers to perform at an acceptable level.
There are times when a surgeon or his staff performs in a negligent way, which can result in a surgical error and ultimately inflict harm on the patient. Surgery is one of the most common areas of medical malpractice in Dallas. There are many different causes for surgical error, the most common Dallas surgical errors being:
- Miscommunication – Staff members, at times, misidentify a patient or mark the wrong site for surgery. Miscommunication may also be the result of a surgeon being misinformed, misreading drug dosages, or misreading drug sensitivities of patients.
- Fatigue – Surgeons and their staff work long hours. This can cause fatigue and exhaustion, which can lead to impaired judgment and errors.
- Neglect – The failure to properly sterilize instruments or the use of surgical instruments that are defective can lead to infection, septic shock and other conditions that may result in harming the patient.
- Improper planning – Before a surgery, the medical staff should have a patient’s complete medical history, drug sensitivities and other applicable information. The risk of a surgery should be evaluated beforehand.
If you are a victim of a negligent surgeon in Texas, you may be entitled to compensation for the damage incurred. To get the compensation you deserve, contact an experienced Dallas medical malpractice attorney at Guajardo & Marks. Call 972-774-9800 today with all your legal questions and receive a free consultation.