What You Need to Know About Suing Surgeons for Medical Malpractice in New York State

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There are few things more intimidating than going into surgery. Fortunately, New York City has some of the most gifted, competent, and caring surgeons in the world, so in most cases, there is very little to worry about. However, there are times where surgeons behave negligently, and if you are someone who was harmed by a surgeon’s negligence in such a critical time in your life, there is a very good chance that you may have a valid medical malpractice case. Please read on and speak with our knowledgeable New York City medical malpractice attorney to learn more about surgeon negligence and how our firm can help you through the legal process ahead if you have been harmed in surgery. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are some of the most frequent examples of surgical errors?

Over the years, there have been various types of surgical errors that our firm has successfully helped wrongly harmed individuals recover compensation for. Some of those incidents are as follows:

  • Puncturing or lacerating an organ by mistake
  • Delaying corrective surgery
  • Leaving surgical instruments in a patient鈥檚 body
  • Making incisions on the wrong spot
  • Wrong-site surgery
  • Making errors with anesthesia

How do I know if I can sue my surgeon?

If you are looking to sue your surgeon for an error, you will first have to hire an experienced New York City medical malpractice attorney who can gather and present all the evidence needed to prove that you were harmed as a direct result of that surgeon’s negligence. First, you and your attorney will have to prove that the surgeon was, in fact, your surgeon, and that he or she, therefore, owed you a duty of care. You will then have to prove that the surgeon diverted from the standard treatment, breached his or her duty of care, and that you were injured and suffered significant damages as a result. That being said, you must reach out to our experineced team of attorneys within the state’s statute of limitations. Since the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in New York is, generally, 2.5 years, you will, generally, have 2.5 years from the date of your incident to take legal action against the party responsible. If you wait any longer than 2.5 years, you will most likely be barred from suing.

Contact our experienced New York City firm

At Mark L. Bodner, P.C., we are committed to guiding clients through each step of the medical malpractice and personal injury claims process. Our firm understands how traumatic it can be when you become a victim of negligence. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to help you recover a maximum compensation award.聽Contact our firm today.