When injury or illness requires a person to undergo surgery, they rely on experience and training of the surgeon to provide a positive outcome. Unfortunately, a surgeon can and often does make an error and cause surgical injury. Surgical injury is more common than most people realize. Many times, surgical injury occurs before or during a surgical procedure. Surgical injury can also occur following surgery, as in a failure to diagnose a complication arising from surgery. Our New York Surgical Injury Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has learned thousands of patients endure surgical injury each year in the United States.
Every surgery has potential risks and complications. Surgical injury can be quite devastating when it arises from surgical negligence. According to our New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, surgical injury can lead to brain damage, heart problems, organ damage including spinal injury that can result in paralysis as well as wrongful death. Post-operative surgical injury can cause sepsis, infection and other life-threatening conditions.
Surgical injury can arise at any point of a surgical procedure, including pre-operative planning, during surgery and post-operative recovery. Most often, surgical injury is the result of negligence or medical malpractice. Our knowledgeable New York Surgical Injury Lawyer group at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has found anesthesia error is among the most common forms of surgical injury, along with:
- Inadequate pre-operative planning
- Incorrect incision
- Wrong site surgery
- Non-sterilized equipment
- Nerve damage
- Equipment malfunction
- Prolonged surgery
Surgical injury can lead to substantial consequences. Patients often endure significant medical expenses, along with organ damage, nerve damage, numerous corrective surgeries, poor surgical result, internal bleeding, disfigurement, scarring or infection. Careless surgical injury can also elicit long-term financial hardship. If you are suffering from surgical injury, consulting our aggressive New York Injury Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC may be essential in the successful litigation of your claim and pursuit of monetary compensation.
Surgical injury claims can be a time-consuming and a complex undertaking. To be successful, you must prove the surgical injury is the result of medical negligence. Surgery is highly technical and difficult to evaluate without the proper training. Our highly skilled New York Surgical Injury Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC will retain experts, review your medical records and prove liability in your surgical injury claim.
If you or someone you love is suffering from surgical malpractice, contact our New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer team with Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC for a free initial case evaluation. Please call us at 1.800.NY.NY.LAW, 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.