Houston Unnecessary Surgery Attorney
Surgery on the Wrong Part Of The Body?
All surgery comes with risks. However, one of those risks should not be having surgery performed on the wrong part of the body. Surgical teams are required to read charts, confirm that they know they’re working on the correct patient, the correct area, and check in with each other before cutting into a patient. When they fail to take these precautions, you can end up with a very expensive surgery that doesn’t solve your problem and may cause others. If you have been the victim of surgical errors, our Houston medical malpractice lawyers can help.
Holding the Medical Establishment Accountable For More Than a Decade
Tommy Hastings and his team at Hastings Law Firm P.C. have helped numerous victims of surgical error all over Texas. Tommy is well-known for his skill and vigorous pursuit of maximum compensation in medical malpractice cases. He is a board-certified personal injury attorney and has obtained millions of dollars for his clients through successful results.
Our entire team gets to know you and your circumstances. We want to hear your story and understand what you’re going through. Having this empathy helps us think differently about your case. It gives us a vested interest in bringing your case to a successful conclusion.
Doctors Are Supposed To Check Before They Start
Several years ago, the commission that accredits U.S. hospitals created the Universal Protocol for Preventing Wrong Site, Wrong Procedure and Wrong Person Surgery. To follow this protocol, doctors and their surgical teams are required to:
- Ensure that the doctor is matched with the correct patient and is performing surgery on the correct part of the body prior to beginning any part of the procedure
- Have the surgeon mark the part of the body that is to be operated on
- Have a timeout for the entire team prior to beginning surgery to confirm that they have the correct patient and are performing the correct surgery on the right part of the body
When doctors fail to do this and operate on the wrong part of the body, you end up dealing with the negative results. We can help you hold them accountable for their negligence.
Contact Our Lawyers About Your Wrong Surgery Site Injury
The Hastings Law Firm specializes in negligence and malpractice lawsuits throughout Texas. We assist people who have sustained loss or injury resulting from surgical errors receive the damages they deserve. As the victim of malpractice, you have the legal right to pursue compensation for your injuries. Call today at 281-466-1396 or write to us online to schedule your no cost initial consultation. We are able to provide a free and private case examination to help you determine the best approach based on full knowledge of your options. We undertake all cases on contingency fee, which means our clients spend nothing out of pocket for us to carry out their case.