Surgical Procedure Errors

Texas Medical Malpractice Lawyer

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 — each month. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons estimates that an orthopedic surgeon's chance of performing a wrong-site surgery during a thirty-five year career is 25 percent. An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reported that approximately 12,000 deaths occur each year due to unnecessary surgery.

For more than 35 years, attorney Hartley Hampton has been providing sound legal advice and effective representation for people who have been injured or who have experienced complications resulting from surgical mistakes. Surgical complications can include anything from a minor post-surgical infection to laparoscopic surgery accidents to anesthesia complications or serious spinal cord damage from Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS). If you have experienced serious complications, or injury from a surgical procedure, we can help determine whether you have a viable surgical malpractice claim.

Surgical Errors and Medical Malpractice

Our medical malpractice attorneys recover damages for people injured due to the following kinds of surgical errors:

  • Post-operative peritonitis
  • Retained foreign body
  • Technique issues
  • Peri-operative hemorrhage
  • Operated on the wrong side
  • Operated on the wrong body part
  • Wrong procedure
  • Wrong patient
  • Burns

Experience and resources to prove surgical malpractice claims

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, risk management. She coordinate the efforts of medical expert consultants to analyze our clients' claims and develop a strong case.

We think surgical malpractice is very serious. Whether your claim involves unnecessary orthopedic surgery, wrong-site surgery, or post-surgery medication errors, trial lawyers Hartley Hampton and Chris King can help you seek compensation. We work strictly on a contingent-fee basis and advance all of the investigation, case development, and court costs. Those expenses, plus our fee, are deducted from any ultimate recovery. If we are not successful, we absorb all costs and charge no fee.

Contact the Houston medical malpractice law firm of Hampton & King to schedule a no-cost consultation.