Surgical malpractice is more common than expected, with hundreds of thousands suffering injuries, complications, and even death. If you suffered an injury or lost a loved one to surgical negligence in Florida, the experienced surgical malpractice attorneys in Tampa at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett can help you obtain the financial compensation you deserve.

Surgical Malpractice Cases in Florida

Most patients cannot identify the mistakes the hospital or the operating surgeon made when severe surgical errors and complications occur. These are a few common types of negligence that can happen during surgery:

  • Performing wrong surgery due to misdiagnosis 
  • Operating on the wrong body part or organ
  • Negligence leading to post-surgical infection
  • Mistakes in anesthesia dosage or the wrong type of anesthesia
  • Failure to control bleeding
  • Leaving a surgical instrument or sponge in the patient’s body
  • Misdiagnosing the medical condition
  • Botched plastic surgery
  • Wrong medication or dosage
  • Failure to close the wound properly
  • Premature release from the hospital or failure to provide post-operative care

If you have suffered an injury due to a surgeon or hospital’s negligence, the seasoned surgical malpractice attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett will explore every legal avenue to obtain maximum compensation.

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Causes of Surgical Malpractice in Florida

Surgeons may not even realize an error has occurred until it’s too late. In most surgical malpractice cases, the patient may already experience the consequences of a mistake before the surgeon can control or reverse the situation. Surgical errors can occur due to a wide array of reasons, such as:


Surgeons need to work long hours, and some surgical procedures can cause the surgeon to become exhausted.


Surgeons are susceptible to drug and alcohol abuse, which can make them attend the surgery with impaired abilities.

Poor communication

Surgeons are busy and may fail to communicate appropriately with other surgical team members or patients. Unfortunately, this can result in errors leading to severe injuries.

Other factors

Professional incompetence, not being qualified or experienced to perform a particular surgical procedure, use of faulty surgical equipment, distraction or carelessness during surgery, or lack of sterilized surgical environment.

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Liability in a Florida Surgical Malpractice Claim

You can hold the surgeon and hospital liable for your injuries and losses if you can prove that they failed to follow the prevailing standard of care and their negligence led to your injury.

In other words, you need to prove that the surgeon breached their duty of care towards you and that breach caused an actual injury.

A reasonable standard of care can differ depending on the facts of a surgical malpractice claim. At Carlson Meissner & Hayslett, we will hire medical experts to review and analyze your case to determine the required standard of care.

Our legal team, along with the opinion of our medical experts, will show and prove the exact manner in which the surgeon’s actions deviated from a reasonable standard of care. You should be able to claim damages for the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Permanent impairment
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Diminished quality of life

The unique facts of your case and our attorney’s ability to prove them will determine the maximum value of compensation.

Get the Most Trusted and Tenacious Florida Surgical Malpractice Lawyers on Your Side

Our experienced and resourceful surgical malpractice lawyers in Tampa are leading advocates for individuals that suffer surgical malpractice. If you have suffered an injury due to a surgeon or hospital’s negligence, our attorneys will help you obtain the compensation you deserve by holding the defendants accountable for their actions.

Carlson Meissner & Hayslett has helped numerous victims of medical malpractice obtain maximum financial compensation in Florida. We can provide you with a free case evaluation. Call us at (727) 306-0273 or reach us online to book your appointment with us.

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