When an individual learns that they will need to undergo surgery, they may be anxious about the risk associated with the procedure. Patients have to put a significant amount of trust into the surgeons that operate on them and usually, mistakes are not made. However, when a surgeon is negligent, they may make a mistake that can result in lifelong consequences or even fatal results. It is important to be aware that surgical errors have the opportunity to take place during and even after the operation.
There are many different types of surgical errors that our firm handles malpractice cases for. Some of these errors may include the following:
- Delayed corrective surgery
- Leaving surgical instruments inside of the patient’s body
- Performing the wrong procedure
- Confusing patient surgeries
- Incorrect incisions
- Organ puncture or laceration
- Operating on the wrong body part or patient
- Anesthesia errors
- Surgical error complications
A surgical error can have lifelong impacts on a patient, including brain damage, paralysis, coma, nerve damage, organ damage, infections, septic shock, among many others. The worst situations may result in the death of a patient.
If you are the victim of a surgical error in New York, it is important to consider your legal options. With the help of an experienced medical malpractice attorney, we can assess your situation and determine what damages you may be able to recover. Some of these damages may include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. If you have questions about medical malpractice claims, contact our firm today.
At Mark L. Bodner, P.C., we are committed to guiding clients through each step of the medical malpractice claims process. Our firm understands how traumatic it can be when you become a victim of medical malpractice. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to help you recover a maximum compensation award. Contact our firm today.