Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Medical Malpractice Attorneys



New York doctor accused of performing fake, unnecessary surgeries

Medical errors come in all shapes and sizes. The mistakes that usually come to mind are those that involve negligent medical practice, like botched procedures and surgical errors. These mistakes can have fairly serious consequences depending on the situation, and if a patient is injured as a result of such negligence, there may be legal repercussions. Patients or families of a victim of medical malpractice can work with a New York surgical error attorney in these cases to seek out compensation for the damages.
But negligent medical care isn’t the only thing that leads to malpractice suits. One doctor in New York allegedly performed unnecessary surgeries on patients who were actually healthy, and performed fake surgeries on other patients into order to delay their recovery. This type of behavior shocks the conscious much more than a typical mistake because the man’s alleged actions were so deliberate.
The former orthopedic surgeon is facing medical malpractice lawsuits numbering in the hundreds. He was forced to surrender his medical license in New York as a result of the accusations and he was fired from his job in 2011. On top of the treatment-related accusations, it is also alleged that the doctor didn’t keep proper medical records and that he improperly billed his patients.
Doctors and surgeons are entrusted with the health of their patients. It is unfathomable to think that a doctor would put his or her patients at risk by performing unneeded procedures or surgeries, or intentionally prolonging a patient’s medical condition. And although this case doesn’t encompass the typical medical malpractice case, patients injured by this type of behavior still have the same legal courses of action available for recovery.


Jay W. Dankner

JAY W. DANKNER was born, raised and educated in Brooklyn, New York. After graduation from law school in 1973, he joined the firm of the legendary, Harry H, Lipsig, under whose tutelage he learned the intricacies of civil litigation and trials. He tried and won his first case against General Motors in a case involving a design defect within weeks after his admission. Thereafter, he focused his attention on the emerging and developing field of law known as products liability litigation.



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