Surgical Errors Attorney
New York Attorney for Surgical Complications
$2 Million settlement for a twelve year old child whose cast for
a leg fracture was placed too tight, resulting in compartment
syndrome and multiple muscle and skin graft procedures.
Surgical errors and complications account for thousands of cases of medical malpractice each year. If you believe you were injured by a preventable surgical error, please contact New York medical malpractice lawyer Mark L. Bodner for a free consultation.
Every surgical procedure carries a certain degree of risk. However, when you go in for surgery, you can reasonably expect that your surgeon, anesthesiologist, and other health care professionals will be careful. Unfortunately that is not always the case. Each year thousands of people are affected by preventable surgical errors, a common form of medical malpractice. Surgical errors can occur in any operation, no matter how routine. However, surgical errors most commonly occur during:
- Abdominal surgery
- Laparoscopic surgery
- Gastric bypass surgery
- Thoracic surgery
- Cardiothoracic surgery
Unnecessary surgical procedures also count as a surgical error. An example can be a hysterectomy.
What Are Some Types of Surgical Errors?
Surgical errors can occur during the procedure or post-operatively. They can include:
- Delayed corrective surgery
- Leaving surgical instruments or sponges within the body
- Performing the wrong procedure
- Incorrect incisions
- Organ puncture or laceration
- Operating on the wrong body part or patient
- Anesthesia errors
Surgical Error Complications
Surgical error complications are varied and depend on the mistake that occurred. Complications may include:
- Brain damage
- Nerve damage
- Organ damage
- Cardiovascular problems
- Blood clots
- Post-surgical infections
- Septic shock
- Physical deformity
- Delayed healing
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Psychological and emotional problems
$1.8 Million jury verdict for a 43 year old woman whose physician failed to properly diagnose and treat her symptoms of appendicitis. When her problems persisted, the defendant physician prescribed medication over the telephone, without ever seeing her. She required emergency surgery to remove a crucial portion of her bowel from extensive infection, which left her with severe dietary restrictions and untreatable diarrhea.
Post Operative Surgical Complications
Post operative surgical complications depend on the type surgery that was performed. Post operative complications can occur immediately after the surgery or weeks/months later. Common post operative surgical complications include:
- Disordered healing
- Pneumonia and other respiratory complications
- Urinary problems including renal failure
- Atrial fibrillation
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Adverse drug events
Living With A Surgical Error
Surgical errors can have a range of outcomes, and often leave a patient with lifelong complications. The victim and their family may have to adapt to a new way of living and wages may be lost. A highly competent team of physicians, nurses, therapists and counselors may be needed to assist in the victim's recovery. And while some individuals do return to their pre-surgery way of living, others struggle with permanent disability, chronic pain and suffering and shorter life spans. In cases where the victim dies, the family is left with the sudden loss of a loved one as well as the loss of financial support, funeral and medical expenses, loss of inheritance, and if children are involved, the loss of nurture and guidance from their deceased parent. A competent medical malpractice lawyer can help you fight for your rights to obtain financial compensation.
Surgical Error Malpractice Settlements
Mark L. Bodner is a New York medical malpractice lawyer who has successfully represented many victims and families who have been forced to deal with the impact of surgical errors. He is familiar with the special issues and complexities that are involved in this area of the law, and draws on his extensive experience in medical malpractice to represent his clients in and out of the courtroom. Mark L. Bodner has obtained record verdicts for his clients - proof of his extraordinary expertise and dedication.
If you or someone you love is suffering from the effects of a surgical error, call Mark L. Bodner at 212-486-3000 or click here to send an email. We will respond promptly.
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