Surgical Errors

Ulster County, New York Surgical Error Attorney

surgery-857135_960_720Representing victims of surgical error medical malpractice in the Hudson Valley

When you put your trust in a surgeon, you hope that everything goes well and the doctor declares the procedure a success. Unfortunately, mistakes are made. In order for New York to consider a mistake malpractice, the surgery did not satisfy the acceptable medical standard of care and, in turn, caused you serious injury. Simply put, a surgical error that constitutes medical malpractice is a preventable mistake that occurs during surgery. Though there is are risks involved in most surgeries, surgical errors go far beyond the known risks. With the proper care, they could be avoided. Some of the most common surgical errors that occur include:

  • Damage to the nerves
  • Errors in administering anesthesia
  • incising in the wrong location
  • Leaving surgical equipment inside a patient
  • Operating in the wrong place
  • Giving certain medical care to the wrong patient

Surgical errors are serious. This kind of medical malpractice is called a matter of commission. If you have been the victim of a surgical error, you may need to address a burdened future. Our firm can help you recover damages from the negligent party responsible. If you need an attorney to guide you through your legal options and passionately advocate on your behalf, contact Jeff Brody Injury Law for a free consultation today.

Why do surgical errors occur?

There are many reasons why a surgical error can occur. For one, an inexperienced surgeon may lack the skill to perform the operation successfully. It is important for a surgery to be well-prepared and when it is not, surgical errors can be the result. Some surgical errors occur when the doctor has taken shortcuts. Mistakes in the dosage of medication and even mismarking the point of an incision are just some of the many instances of poor communication that cause surgical errors. Medical professionals often work long shift and procedures can last many hours; fatigue is a major problem that causes surgical errors. The occupation of a healthcare professional is inherently stressful and some turn to substances in order to cope, which can lead to mistakes. Lastly, when a surgeon is just not careful during procedures, fails to ensure sterilized equipment, or uses defective equipment, neglect can play a large role in mistakes occurring during surgery. There are too many examples of surgical errors to name them all. If you believe that your injury or illness was caused by a neglectful medical professional, contact Jeff Brody Injury Law.

Contact a Kingston NY firm to represent your interests

Jeff Brody Injury Law effectively represents victims of surgical errors in medical malpractice cases across the Hudson Valley. Surgical errors can leave a lasting effect on your life. If you believe that a medical professional has fallen below the medical standard of care, constituting medical malpractice, you should contact our firm today. We will assess the case, guide you through your legal options, and help you recover damages. If you need compassionate and skillful legal services, contact Jeff Brody Injury Law today.