No one undergoes a major operation expecting that the procedure will be free of risk. However, we do expect that the surgeon, anesthesiologist and medical staff will provide at least the level of care that an ordinary, prudent professional having the same training and experience would provide. Unfortunately, sometimes medical professionals fail in this duty.
At Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein, LLP, our attorneys have more than 75 years of combined experience helping people who have suffered serious injuries while undergoing surgery. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and answer your questions. We serve clients in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Staten Island, as well as Greater New York.
What Is Surgery Malpractice?
There are risks to any surgery. While medical professionals cannot guarantee a positive outcome for your surgery, they should at least avoid common errors that result in patient injury or death. The following are examples:
- Failure to advise a patient about the risks of surgery
- Failure to monitor a patient under anesthesia
- Administering the wrong anesthesia or the wrong dose
- Medication errors
- Wrong site surgery
- Damaging health tissue
- Leaving surgical equipment such as clamps inside a patient
- Allowing a patient to fall off of an operating table or in the recovery room
- Failure to monitor a patient for infection following surgery
If you or someone you love has suffered a serious injury due to a surgical error, contact our attorneys for a confidential consultation. Our medical malpractice law firm has obtained tens of millions of dollars in compensation for our severely injured clients.
Contact A New York City Surgical Malpractice Lawyer
To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our NYC surgical error lawyers, call 646-571-0620 or email us.