Wrong site surgery

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

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Wrong-site surgery is a shocking surgical error that continues to happen in hospitals throughout Texas. Medical negligence or malpractice is the reason for wrong-site surgery—a surgical error that can devastate a patient’s life for years to come. The Houston medical malpractice attorneys at Hampton & King represent victims of surgeon malpractice such as wrong-site surgery and wrong-patient surgery. If you or a loved one has been injured due to negligence by a doctor or other medical provider, contact us for a free initial consultation.

Surgical Mistakes That Should Never Happen

Here are examples of wrong-site surgery that happens in hospitals:

  • Operating on the wrong side of a patient’s body
  • Operating on the wrong area
  • Removing a healthy organ or limb
  • Operating on the wrong organ or limb
  • Fusing the wrong vertebrae in a spinal fusion
  • Operating on the wrong patient
  • Performing the wrong surgical procedure

Wrong-site surgery is an operating room (OR) mistake that should never happen. It typically happens because either the hospital lacks a formal process to identify the surgical site or a medical professional failed to follow the process.

Here are some ways operating rooms can ensure wrong-site surgery doesn’t occur:

  • Verifying that you have the right patient in the operating room
  • Marking the site of the surgery
  • Briefing the surgical staff before an operation

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Understanding your case involves far more than knowing how to file a lawsuit. Understanding the unique medical circumstances that led to your harm is vital to winning compensation on your behalf—which is why Hampton & King employs two full-time medical professionals on staff, including an MD and a Ph.D. nurse. Our Medical Director is an experienced doctor, and her expertise provides our clients with the clarity they need during a free initial consultation. More importantly, our medical staff’s insight helps us develop complex claims into winning cases. When injured patients need a firm that devotes itself fully to medical malpractice counsel, there’s a reason they turn to us.

To discuss your case with one of our medical malpractice lawyers in Houston, call Hampton & King today at (713) 489-0993. We offer free consults.

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