Legal Counsel for Patients Every Step of the Way
Your doctors, nurses and hospital staff are responsible for your care at every stage. Mistakes made before or after surgery could unnecessarily put your health in jeopardy.
When investigating a medical malpractice claim, Brais Law Firm looks carefully at pre or post-operative policies, actions and omissions to trace your injuries to their source. We hold your attending physician, surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologist and staff accountable for errors made at these crucial stages. Our Miami surgical error attorneys also hold the hospital responsible for policies and environmental factors that perpetuate negligence in patient care.
Brais Law Firm has a history of recovering six and seven-figure recoveries in catastrophic personal injury and medical malpractice cases. We encourage you to view our Results page to learn more about our more than $21 million in damages in 2014 alone and the millions more we have recovered since beginning our injury practice.*
Before you are wheeled into the operating room, doctors have numerous duties that are crucial to your health and safety.
Common pre-op errors include:
- Failing to obtain patient’s full medical history: Before performing surgery, the doctor should collect vital information about the patient’s health and medical history that could affect the operation.
- Failing to perform risk assessment: A doctor has a duty to determine whether a patient is a good candidate for surgery and weigh risks versus benefits of performing the procedures.
- Not confirming the details of the surgery: Wrong side and wrong site surgeries are a frightening reality, which could have been avoided had surgeons and nurses confirmed the details of the procedure before beginning.
- Inadequately sterilizing hands and equipment: Patients risk hospital acquired infection if staff, nurses and doctors do not properly sanitize their hands, equipment, tools and surfaces.
The hospital’s duty to you is not over once your surgical procedure is complete. Proper follow up and care are vital to your recovery.
Common post-operative mistakes include:
- Failing to monitor patient: Complications may be caught if nurses monitor a patient’s vital signs and react to symptoms of hemorrhaging, infection or other problems.
- Prescribing wrong type or dose of medication: Doctors may fail to fully consider drug interactions and the patient’s medical history before prescribing an inappropriate type or dose of post-op medication.
- Delivering wrong drug dosage: Nurses may deliver doses of medication that are at an unsafe level because of poor communication, inexperience or exhaustion.
- Not providing needed assistance: Patients who are tired or affected by drugs risk falling if not assisted by hospital staff.
- Releasing the patient too soon: Whether a patient is ready for release should be dictated by his or her safe level of recovery, not by the insurance company’s willingness to pay.
Recover Damages for Pre-Op and Post-Op Errors
Brais Law Firm represents Florida patients in medical negligence claims who have been injured in pre-op and post-op negligence. Our main office is in Miami. Schedule your free claim evaluation to learn more about your rights. You run no risk under our contingency fee arrangement, which bases attorneys’ fees on our damages recovery.
*Specific details regarding previous verdicts and settlement results are not indications of the results of future cases and settlements, nor should they be held to be guarantees, warranties, or predictions regarding the result of representation by our firm. Furthermore, any message regarding the result of a specific case is not a promise of similar results in future cases, but rather represents the outcome of the specific legal and factual basis from which it arises.