Wrong Patient Surgery
Wrong patient surgery is among the many forms of medical malpractice and can arise at any time. Wrong site surgery occurs with less frequency than most other forms of medical malpractice, but nonetheless, it still occurs far too often. Wrong patient surgery occurs when a patient undergoes a surgical procedure scheduled to be performed on another patient. Our New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has found that wrong patient surgery often results in significant injury and wrongful death.
Wrong patient surgery typically results from medical negligence and occurs for numerous reasons. Our knowledgeable New York Wrong Patient Surgery Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has learned wrong patient surgery often arises from miscommunication, inadequate pre-operative planning, unusual time constraints, inadequate institutional policies and medical records errors. Nursing error can result in a patient being taken to the wrong room and receiving a wrong patient surgery.
Wrong patient surgery can lead to significant consequences, both physically and mentally. Our New York Injury Lawyer group at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has seen spinal injury including paralysis is among the numerous consequences of wrong patient surgery, along with:
- Negligent organ removal
- Negligent limb amputation
- Bowel injury
- Loss of sensation
- Long-term disability
- Wrongful death
Along with the physical and emotional consequences, patients often experience substantial medical expenses, along with numerous corrective surgeries, nerve damage, organ damage, internal bleeding, poor surgical results or scarring. Careless wrong patient surgery can also bring about long-term financial hardship. If you are suffering from wrong patient surgery, consulting our aggressive New York Wrong Patient Surgery Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC may be crucial in successfully litigating your claim and pursuing monetary compensation.
Wrong patient surgery claims are time-consuming and complex tasks. You must prove the wrong patient surgery is the result of medical negligence. Our highly skilled New York Wrong Patient Surgery Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC will review your medical records, retain experts and prove liability in your wrong patient surgery claim.
If you or someone you love is suffering due to a wrong patient surgery, 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.