Brooklyn Attorneys for Surgical Errors

Why Hire Our Brooklyn Medical 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 an 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 Brooklyn 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.

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