Surgical Malpractice in Long Island, NY
Building a Case for Just Compensation
Although surgeons undergo extensive education, training and practice, there
are still cases of surgical mistakes or negligence. When this happens,
the patient can suffer serious consequences, pain or further injury. Going
into surgery can be a very vulnerable time. Being able to trust your surgeon
is crucial, which is why The Odierno Law Firm, P.C. is committed to helping
clients hold their negligent surgeons accountable. Surgical malpractice
often occurs when a surgeon doesn't perform their medical duties to
the same standard or level as any other surgeon in their situation would,
causing their patient further suffering.
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While surgeons are often rather disciplined, rushed schedules, fatigue,
poor judgment or human error may lead to a critical medical mistake. If
you believe that you are suffering from any form of surgical malpractice,
don't wait any longer to seek the help you need. A Long Island personal
injury lawyer from our firm is prepared to fight for your case.
Our goal is to assist clients with recovering the compensation they deserve.
A simple error in surgery can lead to severe and heartbreaking consequences.
If you have been affected by a surgeon's negligence, you may be eligible
Contact our firm today to start receiving the legal support you need to pursue justice.
Common Surgical Malpractice Cases
There are an infinite number of surgical errors or malpractice methods
that a patient could suffer. The most common cases typically involve physical
errors. This means that there are injuries gained as a result of a surgeon's
negligence or error. Damage to internal organs may occur, as well as blood
vessel or nerve problems.
While most patients are grateful for modern medicine's creation of
anesthesia, a simple error could cause immediate death. When oxygen no
longer makes it to the brain or there is an overdose of anesthesia, it
may lead to permanent brain damage or injury.
All of the following could cause a patient to have a surgery for the wrong
problem, or site:
- Mistyped documents
- Errors in the computer
- Broken protocol
Other types of surgical malpractice that might occur include unnecessary
surgery, where a misdiagnosis leads to a patient undergoing surgery they
don't require. Sometimes these surgeries involve objects like a pacemaker
being implanted into an individual's body. With all the surgical complications
and expenses that are required, even a harmless and unnecessary surgery
might cause monetary and emotional damage. Another extremely dangerous
case of surgical malpractice includes a foreign object being left in the
patient. A surgical tool, instrument or dressing might be left behind
and unnoticed, stitched up in the patient's body. These foreign objects
may cause further injury, infection and potentially death.
Help from a Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Surgical negligence is not always the fault of your surgeon, but may be
due to an anesthesiologist or nurse. If you are suffering further injury,
pain or infection from your surgery, you may have a case of
medical malpractice. Recovering your damages will depend on the legal team you have fighting
for you. At our firm, we are prepared to assist our clients with any case
of surgical malpractice. Allowing a surgeon or other medical healthcare
provider to practice negligence will only lead to further injury and suffering
for future patients.
Ensure that your medical expenses, lost wages and future injuries are cared
for by enlisting the services of a Long Island medical malpractice attorney.
Call today at (877) 379-5144 to schedule a free initial consultation or
fill out an online case evaluation.