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Surgical Mistakes

Surgical Mistakes | Metro Houston’s Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Surgical mistakes are commonly described as preventable mistakes that occur during surgical procedures. A surgical mistake can become a medical malpractice case when the surgical treatment is sub standard, resulting in harm to the patient. If you or a family member have been the unfortunate victim of a surgical mistake, contact the law office of Michael Lamson, P.C., who has successfully represented injured people in medical malpractice cases for more than 35 years.

Common Reasons for Surgical Errors

There are a number of reasons surgical errors occur, including:

  • Bad communication and misunderstandings. Poor documentation and information exchange among surgical staff of surgical instruments, medication dosage, site marking and anesthesia may lead to jeopardizing the health of the patient.
  • Fatigue and stress. Tired surgical staff can more easily make mistakes, which can lead to serious consequences.


    Alcohol and drug use. Self medicating with drugs and alcohol alters judgement, cognitive ability and coordination, which could seriously affect surgical procedures.


    Inadequate pre-surgery planning. Poor planning could fail to prepare a surgeon for complications and unexpected circumstances during surgery.


    Incompetent surgeons. The skill level and experience may vary greatly among medical specialists for a given medical procedure.


    Neglect and carelessness. Improperly sterilized or defective surgical instruments, shortcuts and poor technique may jeopardize the success of a surgical procedure.


    Poor procedural flow. Failing to rely on a detailed checklist and missing steps in a surgical plan can have dire consequences.

  • Combinations of surgical errors. Frequently, one error will lead down a path of forcing another error to occur, exacerbating the problems, leading to injury or death.



The law office of Michael A. Lamson, P.C., Houston, is a medical malpractice and personal injury legal firm dealing with cases involving surgical mistakes, helping clients in medical malpractice and personal injury cases since 1977. Michael Lamson Attorney at Law is known for delivering high-performance legal services in the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area.

We Handle Legal Cases Involving Surgical Mistakes

Call the Law Office of Michael Lamson to review and evaluate your medical malpractice case involving surgical mistakes free and with no obligation. We have handled serious injury and wrongful death cases caused by medical errors, doctor mistakes, hospital mistakes, physician errors, misdiagnosis, anesthesia injuries or death, emergency room negligence and birth injuries.

The legal team at Michael Lamson Attorney at Law, Houston, will work tirelessly to gain a positive outcome for you. He has earned five-star reviews from satisfied clients on the AVVO law directory. The Law Office of Michael Lamson have received a perfect 5.0 peer-reviewed rating with Martindale-Hubble.

The Texas law office of Michael Lamson serves the following communities and jurisdictions:  

  • Aldine
  • Houston
  • Katy
  • Pasadena
  • North Houston
  • Spring
  • West Houston
  • Brazoria County
  • Fort Bend County
  • Harris County
  • Montgomery County
  • Federal cases for U.S. District Courts

Surgical Mistakes
Contact the Law Office of Michael Lamson for a Free, Private Consultation

If you or a family member has been the victim of a surgical mistake, including wrong site, wrong procedure, wrong patient, anesthesia failure or other surgical errors, call Michael Lamson Attorney at Law, Houston, for a free case review today.
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