Every year millions of Americans look to surgery as the best choice to relieve their ailments and possibly heal their health condition. Patients place their lives in the care of surgeons, entrusting them to ensure the most satisfactory outcome. However, regardless of intent, a surgeon can make a mistake. The rate of surgical error is alarming and can lead to serious injury, such as permanent disability including brain damage, spinal injury (paralysis) or death. Our New York Surgical Error Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has found that surgical error claims the lives of an average of 100,000 patients each year in the United States.
When a patient requires surgery, they are usually informed about the associated risks. Every surgical procedure carries certain risks, such as blood clots, anesthesia reactions, infection, healing complications or cardiovascular complications. Patients, who are aware of the risks and undergo surgery, typically do not expect to endure a surgical error. Patients reasonably expect the surgical team to perform the surgical procedure with the competence, prudence and experience not to elicit a surgical error. Unfortunately, surgical errors are commonplace. Our New York Injury Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has discovered thousands of patients suffer injury every year resulting from a surgical error. Most surgical error and surgical mistakes are the result of medical negligence.
A surgical error can occur at any stage of a surgical procedure. The typical causes of surgical error are poor pre-operative planning, procedure error and post-operative injury. Our knowledgeable New York Surgical Error Lawyer group at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has learned incorrect incision is among the common forms of surgical error, along with:
- Unsanitary surgical instruments
- Organ puncture
- Wrong site surgery
- Delayed surgery
- Prolonged surgery
- Wrong patient surgery
Surgical error can arise during any surgical procedure, whether the surgery is intrusive or non-intrusive. According to our New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, the mistakes most commonly occurs during a laparoscopic procedure, obstetric procedure, gastric bypass surgery and plastic surgery.
Surgical error can cause significant consequences for the patient. The patient can often experience substantial medical expense, along with numerous corrective surgeries, nerve damage, organ damage, poor surgical results, disfigurement, internal bleeding, scarring or infection. Careless surgical error may also result in long-term pain and financial hardship. If you are suffering from a surgical error, consulting our aggressive New York Surgical Error Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC may be essential in the positive outcome of your claim and pursuit of monetary compensation.
Pursuing a surgical error claim can be a difficult and complex undertaking. Negligence must be proven. Our highly skilled New York Surgical Mistake Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC will retain experts, review medical records and prove liability for your personal injury.
If you or someone you love is suffering from surgical error, contact our New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer team with Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC for a free initial case evaluation. Please call us at 800.696.9529, online or contact one of our New York City offices in Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, the Bronx or Brooklyn, our New York office in Westchester County or one of our Long Island offices in Nassau County or Suffolk County.