What Are Common Examples of Surgeon Negligence?

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When you are transported to the operating room and put under anesthesia, you are placing a lot of trust in your surgeon and their accompanying medical professionals. This is why it is devastating, and not to mention unacceptable, when something goes awry in your surgery and you are left in a serious state of suffering. Follow along to find out the most common examples of surgeon negligence and how a proficient New York City surgical errors attorney at Mark L. Bodner, P.C. help you through this difficult time.

What are the most common instances of surgeon negligence?

Understandably so, you may place an unprecedented amount of trust in your surgeon by knowing the years of schooling, training, and overall experience that they have under their belt. But even still, an accident can occur if your surgeon acts negligently. The most common examples of surgeon negligence are as follows:

  • Your surgeon operates on you when it is unnecessary to do so.
  • Your surgeon operates on the wrong body part.
  • Your surgeon makes an incision at the wrong part of your body.
  • Your surgeon damages your nearby muscles, organs, ligaments, tissues, or nerves during the operation.
  • Your surgeon leaves equipment in your surgical wound after the operation.
  • Your surgeon made errors that directly lead to your post-operative infection.

How do I prove that my surgeon was acting negligently?

You may wonder how it is even conceivable for such significant surgical errors to occur. Well, your surgeon may have been intoxicated or even too fatigued to perform the surgery. Otherwise, they may not have done sufficient preoperative planning or not have communicated well enough with the accompanying medical professionals in the operating room.

Regardless of what the case may have been, it may become clear to you that your surgeon was acting negligently. This may call for you to file a medical malpractice claim against them. For your claim, you must satisfy your burden of proof and argue that the following points are true:

  1. You were the patient of the surgeon in question and they owed you a duty of care during your operation.
  2. The surgeon in question acted in a way that was below the standard of care set by their fellow medical professionals.
  3. The surgeon’s actions caused there to be complications during your operation.
  4. You are suffering from severe injuries and damages as a direct result of these surgical complications.

You must be made aware that there is usually a deadline of 2.5 years for filing this type of claim in New York State. This is why you must not hesitate in contacting a talented New York City hospital negligence attorney today. We are ready and willing to take on your case.