New York Surgical Errors Attorney
According to information collected and reported in Dr. Sanjaya Kumar's book, Fatal Care: Survive in the U.S. Health System, 98,000 people die annually due to hospital error. In the case of surgical errors, poor pre-operative planning, lack of proper sterilization, surgeon negligence and wrong-site surgery are often to blame. Surgeons can make serious mistakes in all types of surgery, including organ transplants, LASIK eye surgery, gastric bypass, orthopedic surgery, spinal surgery and routine gallbladder removal.
NY City Surgeon Malpractice Lawyer
At the New York surgical error law office of Tolmage, Peskin, Harris & Falick, our NY City surgeon malpractice attorneys expose negligence on the part of surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists, and orderlies in cases involving surgical errors. We review operating room (OR) video footage when available, the patient's vital signs charting, medical records, communications between doctors and staff, as well as a doctor's schedule and work history. We look for signs of surgeon fatigue, miscommunication, deviations from standard treatment protocols, and errors in judgment or technique that can constitute medical malpractice.
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Don't let a doctor or hospital tell you that your medical complications or injuries are the result of inherent risks associated with the surgical procedure performed on you. Demand answers and accountability. Contact the New York surgical errors lawsuit attorneys at Tolmage, Peskin, Harris & Falick today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
Surgical Errors and Surgeon Negligence that Result in Injury
The New York surgeon malpractice lawsuit settlement attorneys at Tolmage, Peskin, Harris & Falick represent clients who were injured by all types of surgical errors, including the following:
- Wrong-site surgery or removal of the wrong organ
- Operating on the wrong body part
- Leaving sponges or surgical instruments in a patient
- Using scalpels or instruments that were not properly sterilized
- Puncturing or damaging nearby organs
- Anesthesia error complication link to Anesthesia error complication
- Gangrene hospital infections
- Perforating the bowel during abdominal surgery
- Botched gastric bypass procedure
- Nerve damage or severed nerve
- Failure to prevent blood clots after surgery
- Improper anesthesia
- Birth injuries related to C-sections or mistakes during labor and delivery
The Cost of a Surgical Error
Surgical errors often result in serious medical complications that lead to disfigurement, organ failure, infections, and even death. At Tolmage, Peskin, Harris & Falick, our attorneys consult medical economists and life care planners in determining the financial impact of a surgical error on our client. We take into account the cost of additional surgery that is often needed to correct surgical mistakes as well as the costs of hospitalization, medication, and lost wages. In addition to compensation for financial losses, we seek compensation for the physical and emotional losses caused by medical malpractice, such as permanent disability, pain, suffering and emotional distress. When gross negligence is evident, we may seek punitive damages as well.
Contact the NY City Surgeon Malpractice Attorneys at Tolmage, Peskin, Harris & Falick
It doesn't matter how prominent the surgeon or how big the HMO - we have the resources needed to establish a balance of power in the courtroom and hold negligent surgeon's financially accountable for their mistakes.
To schedule a free consultation and discuss your case, contact us or call us at 877.298.3201 to speak with the NYC surgical errors law office of Tolmage, Peskin, Harris & Falick today.
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