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Surgical Negligence

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Surgical Negligence

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Surgical Negligence

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Addressing Surgical Errors And Medical Mistakes In New York

When physicians, doctors and surgeons perform surgical procedures, we expect them to be on top of their game, not to be distracted, fatigued or undertrained for the situation at hand. Unfortunately, surgical errors are all too common in New York hospitals, leaving patients and their families to live with the consequences.

For more than 50 years, the New York City law firm of Paul B. Weitz & Associates, PC, has committed its time, energy and experience to working with individuals and families who have suffered injuries or wrongful death because of a surgical mistake. We have considerable experience handling all forms of medical malpractice and have helped our clients recover the maximum compensation they need to move on with their lives.

Our Experience Handling Surgical Errors

When you retain our services, you can rest assured knowing you have a skilled and knowledgeable attorney on your side who has handled a wide variety of surgical error cases:

  • Routine surgery errors
  • Wrong-site surgeries
  • Foreign objects left in patient
  • Removal of wrong organ
  • Administration of the wrong medication
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Accidental perforation of other organs during surgery
  • Birth-related injuries associated with a cesarean section birth

Injuries And Wrongful Death At Out-Patient Facilities

Out-patient facilities, while they may look nice, tend not to have the same safety nets found at a hospital. They may lack the proper staff, training or equipment necessary to respond to an emergency, which can lead to catastrophic or even fatal injuries.

The lawyers at Paul B. Weitz & Associates, PC, have experience handling these specific types of medical malpractice claims and know the best strategies to hold physicians and medical professionals liable for their negligence.

Common Causes Of Surgical Errors

There are many factors that could have resulted in your surgical error. Common examples of these causes include lack of training for a medical professional, communication errors before and during the operation, anesthesiologist errors, leaving medical tools in the body and failure to verify the proper surgery. We can review your case to determine the root cause of your injuries.

What Your New York Surgical Errors Attorney Needs To Prove In Your Case

To prove any medical malpractice claim, there need to be four specific elements present:

  • Proof of a professional duty owed to a patient
  • A breach of that duty
  • The injuries caused by that breach
  • The resulting damages from the injuries

When these four factors are present in a claim, you likely have grounds to file a claim for your injures.

Steps To Take After A Surgical Error In New York

If you believe that you have suffered an injury from a surgical error, keep thorough documentation about all of the interactions you have with the medical staff and retrieve a copy of all the documents involved with your case. Be sure to avoid doing anything that could worsen your condition, otherwise you risk accusations that your injuries were at least partially your fault. Lastly, contact us to help you build a claim against the liable party in your case.

Statute Of Limitations To File A Surgical Errors Claim

In most cases, the statute of limitations for a New York surgical error claim is 30 months. Be sure not to wait to initiate your personal injury claim, as it can take months or longer to finally resolve.

Put The Fight In Your Corner – Contact Us Today

When it comes to surgical malpractice, the attorneys at Paul B. Weitz & Associates, PC, know what to look for as well as the best approach to recovering maximum compensation. Whether we settle a case early or try your case before a judge, you are in good hands.

Schedule a free initial consultation at our New York City office today. Call us at 646-916-3179 or contact us online to set up an appointment for help with your New York case. Se habla español.