New York Surgical Error Attorney
Thousands of surgical errors happen each year. Although patients trust their surgeons to follow the best practices in patient-care and the rules of the medical industry, some surgeons and their teams make dangerous mistakes. Surgical errors can lead to severe complications, permanent injuries and wrongful deaths for patients. If a surgical error harmed you or a loved one, contact Fiedler Deutsch, LLP right away for a free consultation. We can evaluate your claim and provide legal advice at no cost.
Why Hire Our Surgical Error Attorneys?
- We know experts are key to any medical malpractice case. We have spent our careers creating relationships with top doctors in every specialty.
- We have vast trial experience and relationships with judges throughout New York State. Court judges respect us and know we will go to trial and win.
- We have over 50 years of combined legal experience.
When to Contact a Lawyer in New York
If you have grounds for a medical malpractice claim based on a surgical error in New York, you will need to go up against the surgeon and/or surgical center for financial compensation. Hiring a lawyer can strengthen your malpractice case and level the playing field between you and the defendant. At Fiedler Deutsch, LLP, our attorneys will negotiate maximum compensation from the at-fault party on your behalf, and help you navigate New York’s complicated medical malpractice laws. Someone may owe you compensation for your losses, including your past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages. Our attorney can give you the peace of mind to focus on healing.
What Are Surgical Errors? When Are They Malpractice?
New York State has dozens of premier surgical centers that patients trust with their lives. These include the New York Surgery Center in Queens, Brooklyn Surgery Center, Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County, New York Eye Surgery Center, Surgical Specialty Center of Westchester, Plastic Surgery of Westchester, and Hudson Valley Bone & Joint Surgeons, LLP among others . If a surgeon or another health care practitioner made a preventable error during your operation in any hospital in New York, you may have grounds to file a medical malpractice claim.
Common surgical errors include:
- Lack of informed patient consent
- Foreign objects left behind in the body cavity
- Wrong patient, wrong site or wrong procedure
- Lack of communication during an operation
- Poor patient care and infections
- Anesthesia or medication errors
- Nicked arteries and hemorrhaging
- Falls from the table during surgery
Any type of surgical error can be life-threatening for a patient. Many victims of surgical errors have to undergo additional revision surgeries. Health complications from surgical errors can include permanent nerve damage, brain damage, spine injuries, serious infections, internal bleeding, inflammation and perforation of internal organs. If you believe you are the victim of a surgical error in New York, contact our attorneys as soon as possible.
What to Do After a Surgical Error
If you or someone you love has an injury, illness or infection because of an alleged surgical error, start your case by gathering information. Ask your doctor what happened and record his or her answer in writing. Write down the names of anyone else who was in the operating room, including nurses and anesthesiologists. Collect copies of your relevant medical and surgical records. Take photographs of any visible injuries. Write down what you believe happened and how the surgical error has impacted your health and life. Then, contact a medical malpractice attorney in New York for a free consultation about your rights as a wronged patient.
Contact Fiedler Deutsch, LLP for a Free Consultation in New York
If you have serious injuries or lost someone close to you due to a surgical error at any center in New York State, contact Fiedler Deutsch, LLP for a free initial consultation. We accept cases in Westchester, Yonkers, White Plains, Dutchess County, Beacon, Poughkeepsie, Orange County, the Bronx and other areas in New York. Discuss your case with our attorneys for free today at (914) 993-0393. We are here to support you through this process.