As many New York patients know, there is an implicit yet rightful expectation held by individuals when they make arrangements at a health care institution or medical office to undergo surgery. The expectation is that the licensed medical professional performing the operation will bring with them to the operating room sufficient training and competency to avoid careless, avoidable mistakes. However, thousands of incidents of surgical errors occur each year, and you may have been the victim of one.
The adverse effects of some surgical errors may persist for months or years, especially if they are hard to diagnose. Many injuries stemming from surgical errors, such as organ perforation, present unusual symptoms whose cause doctors struggle to identify. In some cases, it does not occur to doctors that the cause be a derivation of a mishap committed by a member of their profession. Errors as elementary as operating on the wrong site or as egregious as employing substandard surgical techniques may seem irreconcilable with the prestige of the profession.
Victims of surgical malpractice typically need further medical treatment, such as corrective surgery, physical therapy or pain management therapy. You may be struggling with the costs of the treatment related to your surgical injury, especially if you were unable to return to work or were forced to take a lower-paying job because of your injury.
Our medical malpractice attorneys have years of experience advocating the cases of patients who became victims of medical negligence. Our legal team has a close familiarity with quality of care standards, and we know how to scrutinize medical records and other documentation for evidence of your medical team’s errors. If you believe your surgeon or another medical professional was demonstrably negligent while treating you , please see our page on surgical malpractice.
Source: RMFW Law, "Surgical Malpractice Lawyers Serving New York City and Beyond", January 07, 2015