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



Women dies following surgeon error

A New York hospital and three surgeons all face legal trouble following the death of a female patients. The woman died from an accidental cut made during surgery. The lawsuit alleges a veritable comedy of errors, with doctor’s making mistake after mistake. In instances like this, a New York surgical error attorney can help guide the victim or family of the victim through the legal process.
The 44-year-old woman went to the hospital for a standard gastric bypass surgery. Doctors recommended the procedure to help the woman lost weight. The woman’s daughter said she knew something was wrong after the first surgery when her mom started coughing up blood and complained of stomach pains. She said that doctors wouldn’t listen to her concerns.
Doctors thought the issues were due to a hernia and scheduled a second surgery to fix the problem. They said she seemed fine after the second surgery but a few days later, the woman died from sepsis and multiple organ failure.
The lawsuit claims unspecified monetary damages and says that surgeons missed the cut during two separate surgeries. It wasn’t until an autopsy was performed that anyone noticed the cut from the original procedure. The cause of death was deemed “multiple complications.”
Surgeons, doctors and hospital all owe patients a duty of care. Surgeon error isn’t automatically negligence but if the standard of duty is breached and a patient is injured as a result, the patient can bring a malpractice suit. If the victim dies, the family of the victim can bring a wrongful death suit and recover damages that way.


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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