Attorneys for New York Surgical Errors
Why You Should Hire Our NYC Malpractice Lawyers
Medical malpractice claims arise when a doctor or medical staff member
is negligent in caring for a patient. One of the common forms of medical
malpractice is a surgery mistake. Surgical mistakes can be life threatening,
and they occur when a surgeon or surgical staff member commits surgery
negligence during a patient’s procedure. If you or someone you love
suffered an injury due to a surgical error, you need experienced surgical
malpractice lawyers to represent you.
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Surgical errors are only one form of medical malpractice, but they have
been steadily on the rise over the past decade. At least fifty million
surgical procedures take place in U.S. hospitals every year. While all
surgeries run a risk of complication, surgical errors are different. They
are preventable mistakes that are attributed to negligence by the surgeon
or surgical staff. A recent estimate places “never events”
(surgical mistakes that should never happen) at happening roughly eighty
times per week across the United States.
Surgery mistakes are more than just complications. Surgery malpractice
is preventable. If you have been injured because of a preventable surgical
error, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering.
Surgical errors can be eliminated if a hospital simply follows basic surgical
procedures. In fact, in 2004, new procedures were implemented across the
country to try to stop surgical errors, but they have been unable to stop
the increase. If you have been injured because of surgical negligence,
you need an experienced Manhattan medical malpractice lawyer to represent
you in your surgery claims.
Types of Surgical Malpractice
There are many different types of surgical errors that can happen, depending
on the type of surgery. The surgery can be incomplete, there can be scarring,
there can be infection, or many different types of complications due to
negligence. The most common types of mistakes are leaving surgical instruments
(particularly surgical sponges) inside the body of the patient, performing
the surgery at the wrong spot on the patient’s body, performing
surgery on the wrong patient, or performing the wrong procedure on a patient.
These mistakes can cause serious injury and even death to the patient
who is the victim of surgical malpractice.
Any type of error in surgery can cause serious pain and suffering to the
victim. If there is an internal surgery and the victim is not sutured
properly, they can suffer internal bleeding and severe pain. Victims of
surgical errors may also bear massive scars from mistakes in incisions.
Although negligent incisions are not as dangerous as internal bleeding
or retained surgical instruments, they still are a life-altering injury
that the victim must live with for the rest of their life.
Surgeons can also cause serious injury to the patient if the materials
used to operate are not properly sanitized. Infections of surgical sites
can be deadly and can cause additional surgeries and skin grafts if they
are not controlled immediately. If you suffered internal bleeding, infection
at the surgical site, or negligent incisions because of your surgeon or
surgical staff, you should contact a New York City medical malpractice
attorney who can help you file a claim. You shouldn’t have to live
with the pain and discomfort of a botched surgery.
Are you ready to pursue justice? So are we.
Call Belushin Law Firm today!