Although there are many different types of medical malpractice, one of the most common types of claims relates to surgical error. There are several different types of errors that can occur during surgery. Knowing which type applies to you before you talk to a Texas surgical error attorney matters since negligence must play a role in proving any medical malpractice claim.
You would file this type of claim when your doctor scheduled you for surgery but performed the wrong operation. An example of this might involve the surgeon performing an appendectomy when you are scheduled for heart surgery. In this case, the surgeon was negligent for failing to verify that they were performing the correct procedure.
Administering anesthesia isn’t an exact science, and mistakes do happen. However, the anesthesiologist should know approximately how much anesthesia to provide based on your weight and height. Too little or too much anesthesia can affect your ability to feel discomfort during the procedure, or it might affect your post-surgical recovery.
Lost Surgical Instruments
Although there are many jokes about surgeons sealing up surgical instruments inside a patient, these types of incidences do occur. When something like this happens, it can result in pain or a poor recovery. Even after the instrument has been removed, your recovery might be permanently affected. A Texas surgical error attorney can help you prove your claim, allowing you to recover financial damages to compensate for your pain and suffering.
Learn more about your medical malpractice claim when you schedule an initial consultation with Van Wey, Metzler & Williams, PLLC, today.