“Surgical error” is the most highly cited cause behind medical malpractice cases. The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations once reported that it received up to 8 complaints of “wrong surgery” every month—nearly 100 every year. Wrong surgery is a type of surgical error in which the physician will perform some dimension of the treatment mistakenly—either the wrong procedure, on the wrong body part, or even on the wrong patient.
Surgical errors are costly—emotionally, physically, and financially. For mistakes such as these, medical staffers simply have no excuse. Regulations and safety procedures exist to prevent such surgical errors. If these procedures are not followed, then tragic consequences follow. When patients are negligently operated on, Hampton & King is there to investigate the situation, build a case, and fight for their right to compensation.
We have 50+ years of experience fighting for patients injured by medical professionals who failed to meet the standard of care. Our firm is solely devoted to medical malpractice, so we have the skill to handle your case. Our staff includes a Registered Nurse, who coordinates the medical experts who help prepare each of our cases. Our legal prowess, experience, and available resources have allowed us to secure hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients.
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The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons reports that 1 in 4 orthopedic surgeons who practice for longer than 35 years will perform at least one surgical procedure on the wrong part of the body. The Journal of American Medical Association reports an even more alarming statistic—around 12,000 patients die each year as a result of unnecessary surgery.
The various surgical error claims that our attorneys handle often involve the following issues:
In the face of such statistics and errors, patients have the right and responsibility to hold their doctors accountable for poor quality care. You have the right to demand that hospitals and providers pay for your injuries at their hands, claiming both responsibility and financial liability. Hampton & King helps patients do exactly that, by building legally-and medically-sound cases built around your treatment and expert testimony.
Suffered due to negligent surgical treatment? Contact our New Mexico medical malpractice attorneys.