Surgery Error Lawyers Serving Clients in Medical Malpractice Claims Every surgery brings with it the possibility of complications. That is, even if a surgeon performs with the highest level of skill in an operation, there is always the risk that something could go wrong. Prior to your surgery, you or an authorized representative signed a consent form that acknowledged that you understood the possibility of complications.Complications of surgery and negligence causing injury are two entirely different things, however. Certain actions go well beyond complications and constitute negligence, plain and simple. Any of the following Surgical errors and mistakes are malpractice:
- Operating on the wrong side of the body
- Operating on the wrong body part (i.e., wrong site surgery)
- Leaving foreign objects, such as sponges or surgical instruments, inside the body after surgery
There are other, less obvious surgical mistakes that nonetheless are malpractice. At minimum, these mistakes will require additional surgeries to both correct the mistake and treat the underlying condition. In the worst-case scenarios, people can suffer disabling injuries or even death. Anesthesia errors, for example, can result in extraordinary pain, may cause brain damage or may prove fatal. Unnecessary surgery can put a patient at risk of infection and other complications without good cause. On the other hand, if your surgery was unnecessarily delayed because of a radiology error, you should get a legal opinion.
If you or someone you love was harmed in surgery, it is critical to speak with a lawyer about your rights. We are Surgical errors of Dankner Milstein, P.C. With offices in New York City, New Jersey and Long Island, we provide aggressive, powerful legal representation to people in these areas who have suffered injury because of surgeon malpractice.
Overcoming Obstacles in Medical Malpractice Claims
Medical malpractice cases are rarely easy. Surgeons will often go to great lengths to minimize their liability, even if their negligent acts are obvious. Our law firm will build a case designed to overcome these obstacles and leave no doubt in the jury’s mind as to who is at fault. We will also compile your full measure of damages in order to show the jury exactly how this instance of malpractice changed your life. Over our firm’s history, we have recovered more than half a billion dollars for our clients. Our results stand as testament to our thorough, tenacious approach.