Like other forms of medical negligence, surgical malpractice may be defined as a failure to provide an accepted standard of care – before, during, or after surgery. This means that the surgeon, anesthesiologist, or other medical professional in question failed to act as other reasonably competent professionals would have in the same or similar circumstances with the same tools at hand.
The following are potential examples of surgical malpractice:
- Failure to get informed consent prior to a procedure
- Operating on the wrong side of the body or the wrong body part
- Performing an unnecessary operation
- Leaving an instrument or other object inside a patient
- Failure to properly monitor a patient under anesthesia
- Incorrect anesthesia dose
- Accidental organ or vein perforation
- Operating room fire
- Negligent post-operative care, leading to infection or other harm
If you believe you have suffered harm as a result of a surgical error, call our NYC surgical malpractice lawyers at (646) 681-7055. We are experienced, compassionate, and ready to fight for you.
Recover the Full & Fair Value of Your Surgical Error Lawsuit
If you were injured as a result of any surgical error, you can seek financial compensation for resulting medical bills, ongoing care, lost earnings, emotional trauma, and possibly more. The same applies if you have lost a loved one due to surgical malpractice. You may be able to seek monetary damages for lost companionship and care, lost income, medical care, and funeral costs, and also experience peace of mind in knowing that the at-fault party has been held accountable.
Seek the answers you deserve and the compensation you need by involving a New York City surgical error attorney who has the resources, skill, and experience to get real results. At Silbowitz, Garafola, Silbowitz, Schatz & Frederick, L.L.P., we have been fighting for injured New Yorkers for over 20 years. We know what it takes to win complex surgical malpractice cases and can help you work toward a brighter future.
Call (646) 681-7055 or contact us online today.