If you suffered injuries because of a surgical error, you may have a case against the doctor, hospital, or another liable party. Medical malpractice happens more often than you realize. Our Carrollton surgical error lawyer can help you hold the responsible parties accountable and seek compensation for your medical care, lost income, pain and suffering, and more.
At Underwood Law Office, we provide free consultations. You can learn more about how a Carrollton personal injury attorney from our team approaches cases like yours. We offer free case assessments and can answer your questions about your case, our services, and our fees.
Underwood Law Office Has a Strong Team of Surgical Error Lawyers
At Underwood Law Office, our attorneys fight for the justice we believe victims of medical negligence deserve. If a surgeon, physician, or another liable party caused you to suffer preventable injuries or complications, we investigate, gather evidence, and seek compensation. You should not have to pay for the expenses and losses related to a Carrollton surgical error out of your pocket.
We also work based on contingency. We do not ask our clients to pay anything up front. We only charge attorney’s fees after the case closes and only if we recover compensation. We take our fees from the settlement or court award, never your pocket.
We understand how medical malpractice occurs and the evidence necessary to win these cases. We are often able to reach an out-of-court settlement for our clients, recovering fair compensation based on the facts of their case. We are not afraid to take on any doctor or hospital, including:
- Carrollton Regional Medical Center
- Trinity Medical Center
- Legent Orthopedic Hospital Carrollton
- Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
For a free legal consultation with a surgical error lawyer serving Carrollton, call (972) 535-6377
Building a Medical Malpractice Case Based on a Carrollton Surgical Error
A surgeon’s negligence can lead to many errors during a procedure. When a doctor deviates from the usual protocols, this could turn into a situation where their actions support a medical malpractice claim. Some types of surgical errors include:
- Foreign objects left inside the patient during surgery
- The doctor performed an unnecessary or incorrect surgery
- Another body part suffered injuries, possibly because the doctor operated on the wrong area
- Anesthesia errors
- Preventable allergic reactions and contraindications
- Preventable infections
- Other pre- or postoperative negligence
Any time a doctor and patient have an established doctor-patient relationship, the doctor owes a certain professional duty of care. When they fail to uphold this duty, it could cause injuries. This is medical negligence, and the malpractice claim could hold the doctor and hospital liable.
Since we are not doctors—and neither are the judges and juries who hear these cases—the opinions of medical experts often play a key role. We have a robust network of surgeons, specialists, and other doctors we can call. Most cases require us to provide a signed affidavit (written testimony) or testimony at trial from an expert.
Medical experts in surgical error malpractice cases can confirm:
- What most doctors with the same training and experience would do
- Whether the accused doctor provided an acceptable standard of care
- How their actions led to the client’s injuries
- Whether this is medical malpractice
We can often negotiate a fair and just settlement when we present this testimony in conjunction with other evidence, such as witness interviews, the relevant medical records, and documentation of the damages. We will sue when necessary to support our client’s best interests.
When we need to sue, a two-year deadline applies in most cases, per Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003. There are many steps to take before deciding to sue and filing the paperwork, so we encourage you to call us as soon as you learn a surgical error occurred.
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Pursuing Compensation Based on Your Carrollton Surgical Error
At Underwood Law Office, our Carrollton surgical error attorneys know how to navigate the medical malpractice claims process and other rules set by Sec. 74 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code. We know how to prove what happened, hold the at-fault parties liable, and value your case.
We gather evidence, assign liability, and pursue a strong case against the accused medical professional or facility. The goal is to hold them responsible for their bad behavior and recover compensation for your related expenses and losses. The recoverable damages in your case could include:
Our Underwood Law Office malpractice team understands how expensive surgical errors can be. You likely have additional medical treatment and care costs, lost income from time missed at work, and other related expenses. We gather bills, check receipts, and work with experts to estimate your future care needs.
Your noneconomic damages center primarily on the pain and suffering you experienced from the surgical error. This includes both physical and psychological suffering. Like some other states, Texas caps noneconomic damages in medical malpractice claims.
Under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 74.301, malpractice victims cannot recover more than $250,000 under most circumstances. However, there are exceptions.
Wrongful Death Damages
Unfortunately, some surgical error victims suffer significant injuries and do not survive the ordeal. When this occurs, they cannot file a claim and pursue damages on their own. Instead, their surviving loved ones may seek justice based on the Texas wrongful death laws. Our team can assess your options, explain how these cases work, and manage your claim. We are here for you during this difficult time.
Discuss Your Carrollton Medical Malpractice Claim With Our Team for Free
At Underwood Law Office, a team member can review your case with you for free today. We provide these complimentary assessments for those who suffered injuries caused by surgical errors and their families. We want to talk to you today about your legal options and how we can help.
Contact us now to talk with our team about your next steps. We seek justice on behalf of our clients.