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Anesthesia Errors

If you, or someone you love, suffered a catastrophic injury or was killed because of negligently administered anesthesia, it is in your best interest to contact a skilled medical malpractice attorney, to protect your rights. The Carlson Law Firm offers free consultations.

Emergency Room Errors

If you believe you were catastrophically injured, or someone you love was killed as a result of an emergency room error, contact the medical malpractice attorneys at The Carlson Law Firm today to discuss your legal options.

Medical Device Errors

If you or a loved one have experienced catastrophic injury or death from a defective medical device, you may be entitled to compensation for your loss. Contact us for help.

Misdiagnosis Malpractice

Have you or a loved one suffered a catastrophic injury as a result of your doctor’s misdiagnosis of a serious medical condition? You can find help by coming to The Carlson Law Firm. Request a free consultation to review the circumstances surrounding the medical treatment. There are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained.

Postoperative Negligence

If the lack of postoperative care that caused your catastrophic injuries were the result of negligence or misconduct, you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries. At The Carlson Law Firm, we help injured patients seek compensation for their postoperative injuries.

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Legal Action For Anesthesia Errors

Anesthesia errors are a form of medical malpractice when they occur due to medical professional’s negligence or a preventable mistake. In law, anesthesia error claims occur when a patient experiences unnecessary harm as a result of errors in administering anesthesia. Anesthesia errors can be performed by a doctor, nurse, anesthesiologist, or other medical staff members who administer anesthetic drugs to a patient.

During significant surgical procedures, qualified anesthesiologists and other personnel may be required to be present at all times. In many operations, the patient’s oxygenation, ventilation, circulation, and temperature must be continually evaluated to ensure that all vital signs are normal. Failure to do so may be considered negligence and grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Anesthesia malpractice can include:

Provision of anesthesia without a full evaluation
Anesthesia dosage errors
Delayed delivery of anesthesia
Failure to properly monitor vital signs
Failure to recognize and treat complications
Patient left unattended
Equipment failure
Improper use of equipment
Medication and drug errors
Pulmonary aspiration
Epidural catheter complications
Injuries at the anesthesia site

If you were injured or lost a loved one because of a surgeon, anesthesiologist or other healthcare providers, you have limited time to act to preserve your claim. Please call us today to learn more about your options and to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.

Emergency Room Error Attorneys At The Carlson Law Firm In Texas

Negligent Emergency Room Errors

The chaotic nature of emergency rooms can lead to numerous emergency room errors. When physicians, nurses, surgeons, general hospital employees and/or paramedics are neglectful in their responsibilities to patients and injuries are sustained, emergency room medical malpractice lawsuits may be filed.

Healthcare professionals working in the emergency room are given more flexibility in medical malpractice law than healthcare professionals who have more time to make important, complex decisions regarding the treatment of patients. However, emergency room healthcare professionals can still be held legally liable for injuries if they do not act within the acceptable standards of the medical community.

The fast-paced nature and high rate of patient turnover along with under-staffing in the emergency room can create a variety of emergency room errors. Common errors in hospital emergency rooms include:

Failure to fully evaluate a patient
Failure to fully treat a patient
Failure to respond and promptly treat a patient
Failure to monitor a patient
Delayed diagnosis
Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis
Failure to call in appropriate medical or surgical consults
Premature discharge of a patient from the emergency room
Failure to order appropriate diagnostic tests, like MRIs, X-rays, or blood work
Failure to review test results in a timely manner
Failure to monitor patients’ well-being in the waiting room of the emergency room
Medication errors
Delayed treatment

These kinds of errors may lead to severe injuries, rapidly worsening a patient’s condition, or they may even be fatal.

Damages in medical malpractice cases often are substantial. Errors can create a need for additional procedures and treatment to correct the exacerbation of a condition. Compensation for future medical care and lost wages as well as pain and suffering may be available to a patient harmed by a careless doctor. If such an error results in the death of a loved one, moreover, the surviving relatives may pursue a wrongful death claim to reimburse them for costs like burial or funeral expenses. They also may seek compensation for losses related to their relationship to the victim, such as loss of consortium damages.

Our medical malpractice attorneys are well-prepared to handle even the most complex cases involving emergency room negligence. Our firm’s experience in medical malpractice litigation has given us the ability to thoroughly investigate medical-related matters and develop persuasive legal arguments in cases of medical malpractice. We offer free consultations around the clock. If you or someone you love has been catastrophically injured or even killed, don’t hesitate to contact us immediately. Time is of the essence.

Defective Medical Devices

Although medical devices have revolutionized health care, when they are defective these devices can have disastrous consequences. If a medical device manufacturer designs and sells a defective medical device, they end up injuring patients they are supposed to help.

Furthermore, instead of recalling a faulty device, some manufacturers will try to cover up the problem and deny anything is wrong with their device. When the product remains on the shelves of medical supply stores and in hospitals, more people will inevitably suffer. It is then the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) responsibility to issue a product recall to remove that device from the marketplace. Sadly, this step is often the last resort, occurring after hundreds or thousands of consumers become injured from a medical device.

Every year, hundreds or thousands of medical devices are recalled. If you or a family member has been injured by improperly functioning medical equipment, contact a medical device errors lawyer at The Carlson Law Firm. Our firm has experience handling claims like yours, including injuries from the following defects:

Defective pacemakers
Malfunctioning insulin or pain pumps
Repeat surgery from defective heart implants
Non-sterilized hospital equipment that leads to infections
Defective hip or knee joint replacements
Devices that cause immune system damage
Gynecological devices that lead to infection, infertility, miscarriage or surgery

If you’ve suffered harm because of a health care provider’s negligence with regard to a medical device such as a pacemaker, shunt, stent, IUD, replacement joint, or another medical device, you may have a medical malpractice claim. Malpractice claims involve negligence on the part of health providers including doctors, surgeons, nurses, and other medical professionals.

Medical Misdiagnosis Attorneys At The Carlson Law Firm In Texas

Medical Misdiagnosis Legal Action

One of the most common medical mistakes is the misdiagnosis of symptoms or the failure to diagnose a medical condition. When warning signs or symptoms are present, it is often critical to the patient’s health that the doctor recognize those symptoms and make a prompt diagnosis.

It is no simple matter to diagnose an illness and accordingly, medical professionals must keep themselves educated with the information available to ensure they can provide correct diagnoses. Our society holds medical professionals in very high esteem and we put faith in them that they can diagnose what is making us unhealthy. If they commit an error and do not acknowledge and rectify it, your life can be at risk.

Frequent incorrect diagnoses are:

Delayed diagnosis
Delayed or misdiagnosis of cancer
Delayed or misdiagnosis of infection
Failure to recognize symptoms or potential problems
Failure to note or act on a potential problem
Failure to consider

Our Texas medical malpractice attorneys are supported by a team of dedicated support staff which includes a number of registered nurses who assist in preparing our clients’ cases. We are prepared to assist you with every aspect of your medical malpractice case, from gathering the necessary evidence to prove your claim to fighting in the courtroom to secure the financial compensation and justice you deserve. Our goal is to help you claim damages to offset the economic impact of your injury or illness so that you are not forced to pay the price for your doctor’s negligence.

Medication Error Attorneys At The Carlson Law Firm In Texas

Medication Error

When you receive a prescription from your medical provider, you trust that it’s the right medication for you, but that isn’t always the case. Every year in the United States, thousands of people die as a result of medication errors. Victims of medication errors are often patients who receive the wrong drug, incorrect dosage, medicines they are allergic to, those who are given a combination of drugs which cause adverse effects whose health problems are not taken into consideration. Young children and the elderly face the highest risk of suffering drug-error related health issues as a result of their weaker immune systems and lower chemical tolerance.

When a doctor, nurse or pharmacist acts negligently, and a patient is injured as a result, they may be liable for damages related to the medication error, such as medical expenses and lost wages.

In some cases, medication errors can be caused by the negligence of the prescribing doctor, nurse, or pharmacy. Negligence claims may stem from poor oral or written communications, carelessness, system errors, under-staffing, work overload, and ineffective precautionary measures. Medication mistakes can be serious, as they may deprive patients of necessary medication or put them at risk for an adverse reaction to an unintended drug or an overdose due to incorrect dosing.

If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury or death as a result of a medication error, it is important to know that you have the legal right to take action against the doctor, pharmacist, nurse, or other healthcare professional responsible for your injuries. A qualified and trusted medical malpractice attorney can thoroughly investigate your case, file the appropriate paperwork, and help you recover your economic and non-economic losses including medical expenses, pain, and suffering, lost earning or income capacity and more.

Case Evaluation For Postoperative Negligence

Every patient needs to be properly monitored after any type of surgery. Without postoperative care, you could risk infection or other complications that could lead to serious injuries.

There are many different types of post-op fallacies that could land a patient in more pain and worry that they may have initially been in before the surgery. One of the most common errors in after surgery care is lack of proper treatment to incisions and healing wounds. Whether it is stitched up, sewn together, stapled closed, or simply folded over until further operation, it is undeniably important that these vulnerable operation sites on a patient’s body are kept completely clean and sterile. The risk of an infection in a hospital is already very high due to the fact that there are hundreds of different pathogens and contaminants all hosted within the same building. This risk is then multiplied significantly when an open wound is not attended to properly and a patient is left on their hospital bed to await the correct aftercare treatment.

There are a variety of injuries that can occur after an operation or surgery, including:

  • Postoperative Infections: Internal infections and infections from open wounds can quickly spread. If not treated quickly or correctly, an infection can cause serious illness such as pneumonia, staph infection, septicemia or decubitus ulcers, and it can lead to death.
  • Internal and Postoperative Bleeding: If a patient’s blood does not clot, bleeding can quickly lead to complications.
  • Medication Errors and Anesthesia Errors: A vulnerable post-operative patient needs careful monitoring to ensure that anesthesia was properly administered and that he or she receives the proper medication.

There is a high burden of proof for all medical malpractice cases, but claims involving surgery are among the most difficult to prove in court. From the immediate recovery and post-op evaluation to long-term impacts of a post-op error, our firm will help you hold health care providers accountable for their negligence.

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