Surgical Errors

Medical Information Provided By: Dr. Krista Kurtyan, M.D.
Legal Information Provided By: Hartley Hampton, J.D. and Christopher King, J.D.

Need to sue for a surgical mistake injury?

Surgical malpractice is one of the leading bases for medical negligence claims against American healthcare providers every year. The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) reported in 2003 that it received between five and eight reports of “wrong surgery” — i.e. wrong patient, wrong procedure, or wrong site—every month. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons estimates that an orthopedic surgeon’s chance of performing a wrong-site surgery during a 35-year career is 25%. An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reported that approximately 12,000 deaths occur each year due to unnecessary surgery.

Our team has represented the victims of surgery errors from all procedures, including:

  • Laminectomy
  • Gastric bypass
  • Circumcision
  • Mastectomy
  • Hysterectomy/hysteroscopy
  • Hip replacement
  • Appendectomy
  • Skin grafts
  • …And more.

For more than 60 collective years, Hampton & King has been providing sound legal advice and effective representation for people who have been injured or experienced complications resulting from surgical mistakes. From a minor post-surgical infection to laparoscopic surgery accidents to anesthesia complications, our medical malpractice lawyers know how to handle a comprehensive range of cases.

If you have experienced injury from a surgical procedure, we can help determine whether you have a viable surgical malpractice claim. Call (713) 489-0993!

Surgical Errors & Medical Malpractice

Our medical malpractice attorneys recover damages for people injured due to:

  • Incision errors
  • Post-operative peritonitis
  • Retained foreign body
  • Operation technique issues
  • Peri-operative hemorrhage
  • Operated on the wrong side
  • Operated on the wrong body part
  • Wrong procedure
  • Wrong patient
  • Post-operative infections and debridement

We also provide representation for patients who endured a post-operative infection leading to sepsis and septic shock.

Trust Our Experience for Your Surgical Lawsuit

Hampton & King uses a network of medical experts and other professionals to develop a strong case for trial. The registered nurse consultant on our staff is a Certified Practitioner in Healthcare Quality and has extensive experience in clinical care, hospital administration, and risk management. She coordinates the efforts of medical expert consultants to analyze our clients’ claims and develop a strong case.

We take surgical malpractice cases very seriously. Whether your claim involves unnecessary orthopedic surgery, wrong-site surgery, or post-surgery medication errors, our Houston trial lawyers can help you seek compensation. We work strictly on a contingent-fee basis and advance all of the investigation, case development, and court costs. If we don’t win, you don’t pay a single fee.

What do you have to lose? Contact our Houston medical malpractice law firm today.

Call 713.489.0993 for your free case consultation.
Let us get you answers and review your options today.