Surgical Complications and Failure to Manage
When doctors fail to manage patients’ chronic medical problems or when things go wrong during or after surgery, the consequences can be serious injury or loss of life. Innocent victims of surgical negligence or malpractice may endure long-term pain and suffering because of the actions or inaction of surgical personnel or problems with surgical facilities. With more than 45 million procedures performed on patients in U.S. hospitals, and many more done in outpatient settings, the risk for surgical complications is significant.
As a Houston medical malpractice attorney, Joe Stephens has the experience and the understanding of medical issues to successfully handle even the most complicated negligence and malpractice claims. He knows how frustrating and painful it can be to find your health compromised by faulty care. Houston residents who have suffered harm because their physicians failed to manage their chronic medical conditions or because they were victims of surgical complications trust Houston injury lawyer Joe Stephens and his Stephens Law Firm for accurate legal advice and aggressive representation.
Estimates vary widely when it comes to the number of people who lose their lives each year because of medical mistakes. On the low end, hospital deaths from medical errors may number from 44,000 to 98,000, according to the Institute of Medicine. At the other extreme, an AMA journal article places the number of lives lost due to medical treatment at 225,000.
Veteran Houston injury attorney Joe Stephens is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law, meaning that he brings the highest credentials to every case he handles. Attorney Stephens knows that complications that result from your doctor’s failure to manage your care appropriately and those that arise from surgeries can be profoundly painful and disabling – sometimes, deadly.
What kind of complications might arise from surgery? A few of the possible issues you could experience include:
- Adverse reactions to anesthesia
- Blood loss
- Renal failure
- Pulmonary issues
- Neurological damage
If you feel that you or someone you care about has been injured by medical errors, complications from surgical procedures, or from your doctor’s failure to effectively handle your medical condition, call the Stephens Law Firm. Houston personal injury and wrongful death lawyer Joe Stephens is recognized for his outstanding ability to protect the rights of injury victims and for his success in recovering the compensation they deserve for the harm they’ve endured. The firm also handles claims for injuries sustained on jobsites, in motor vehicle accidents, from defective products, and many other circumstances. Attorney Stephens offers you a free consultation to discuss your case and explore your options. When you need an attorney you can trust, Joe Stephens is Houston’s choice.
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