Yes, a patient burned in surgery fire can file a hospital negligence lawsuit. A hospital and doctor should be able to assess the likelihood of a surgical fire during the procedure the patient is undergoing as well as take necessary precautions to prevent injury, such as burn injuries, to the patient. The failure of a hospital and doctor to do so gives rise to hospital negligence lawsuit.
Surgery fires are much more common than patients are led to believe by hospitals and doctors. In fact, many hospitals do not even provide high risk patients information about operating room fires and burn injuries. It is the hospitals responsibility to make sure that they take every proper precaution necessary as well as assess the risk of a surgical fire before operating.
If you or family member suffers serious burn injuries in a surgery fire, contact the Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. medical malpractice attorneys immediately to discuss your case. Our office will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and medical records to prove and win your case. Call our office now at (800) 606-1717 or simply fill out the Get Help Now box and “Click to Send” to the right of this page. We will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means you do not pay any legal fees or costs until the case is settled.