Our Surgical Error Attorneys Fight For Your Rights To Financial Compensation
The medical malpractice attorneys at DeMore Law Firm, PLLC, are here to fight for your justice and get you your deserved compensation. It is unacceptable for medical professionals, hospitals and other health care institutions to provide inadequate care, negligent treatment, or make mistakes that can cost you your physical freedoms or life. Doctors, nurses and other health care providers have a duty to provide competent care. If they fail to serve this purpose, and potentially worsen your conditions or cause you harm relating to a surgical procedure, you may be able to pursue legal action. We are eager to fight for your rights and get you the financial compensation that you deserve.
Current Medical Practices And Likelihood Of Errors
Through modern medicine, doctors can now treat injuries and illnesses that were once thought impossible to treat with the use of minimally invasive techniques and advanced technologies. While the quality and number of surgeries has risen over time, so have the standards to which we hold medical professionals. Surgical errors are rare but actual statistics may lack unrecorded errors.
At DeMore Law Firm, PLLC, we fully understand that one mistake is too many. If a medical professional has provided substandard care and made a harmful error involving your surgery or procedure, get help from the medical malpractice attorneys that will champion your rights and get you the compensation you deserve.
Our attorneys have experience successfully representing many forms of medical malpractice suits, including surgical errors. When it comes to medical malpractice, experience matters, and our legal team is here to help you.
When Surgical Errors Can Happen
Many medical malpractice cases occur during surgery, but mistakes can also occur both before and after operations. If a doctor, nurse, or other health care provider has caused a surgical error involving your surgery or procedure in any of the following ways, contact the experienced medical malpractice attorneys at DeMore Law Firm, PLLC, for legal representation.
Leading up to a surgery or procedure, health care providers are expected to follow an extensive list of requirements to make sure patients are ready for the surgery and are fully aware of what’s being done. The health care providers must:
- Ensure they are fully capable and certified to perform the procedure
- Provide the patient with all info regarding the procedure, including:
- What to expect by providing “informed consent”
- Recovery time
- How to prepare
- Actions to avoid before and after the procedure
- Perform proper preoperative care
- Monitor patient’s condition
- Evaluate any potential complications
Statistics have shown that over 75% of surgical errors occur during the course of surgery. The most common surgical errors to occur during surgery are:
- Anesthesia errors
- Failure to screen a patient’s medical history
- Dosage errors
- Improper medication choice
- Operating on the wrong body part
- Leaving a foreign object inside the body that can cause infections, punctures, cuts or death
- Nerve damage which can lead to lifelong disabilities or physical limitations
- Wrong patient being operated on caused by communication errors among health care providers
- Inadvertently cutting or dissecting an organ, tendon or nerve
The surgical errors that occur post-surgery typically involve failing to inform the patient of what they need to do during recovery. Health care providers are expected to:
- Provide written instructions of how to best recover
- Provide verbal explanations for any questions asked concerning recovery
- Respond to any post-surgical complications in a timely manner
- Provide all necessary medications and tools required for proper recovery
Most post-surgery errors involve a lack of communication or miscommunication for the recovery process. This may result in medication problems, infections and other post-surgery complications.
Meet With Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Act quickly and speak with a medical malpractice lawyer if you or your loved one are suffering due to a surgical mistake. New York laws set the statute of limitations for filing surgical error claims to 30 months or two and a half years for filing a surgical error claim. Call our office in Syracuse at 315-413-7000 or contact us online to initiate a free consultation.