Lawyers at Alonso Krangle, LLP are Skilled At Handling Malpractice Cases that Involve Surgical Errors
Surgical errors resulting in medical malpractice are a fear for many. Undergoing surgery can be a frightening experience, and the fear of mistakes is one of the biggest fears people face. Most people undergo surgical treatment because it is necessary. Everyone hopes to wake up with whatever ailment, deformity, or medical condition resolved or at least made better. Errors during surgery, however, occur with frequency and can cause severe, even fatal injuries.
Our medical malpractice attorneys at Alonso Krangle, LLP, are skilled at navigating malpractice claims that result from negligent medical care, including errors that occur before, after, and during the surgical process. Mistakes can cause injuries or worsen existing illnesses and ailments. We have the experience and understanding it takes to help alleviate the physical, emotional, and financial pain and stress that victims and their families may feel after surgical errors harm them. At Alonso Krangle, LLP, our lawyers work hard to help victims collect any monetary damages the law allows.
Surgical Errors Are Often The Result of Negligence by Health Care Professionals
When someone breaches a duty that is owed to another person and injuries result, that breach of duty is called negligence.
Health care professionals such as doctors and nurses and the facilities in which they work owe various duties to their patients. The duty is to exercise a standard of care that coincides with the standards established in their fields of specialization and training.
For example, a surgeon must act as an ordinary doctor would act who has similar training, education, and experience under similar circumstances. When a doctor such as a surgeon makes a mistake that someone similarly situated would not make, he or she has violated the standard of care.
Proving medical negligence, or medical malpractice, often requires testimony from experts who understand the science and standards that apply to those in professions. The breach of the standard of care, or negligence, must cause harm to the victim. There must be a cause and effect relationship between the negligent act or decision and the injury to the patient. For example, a surgical error that leaves the patient far worse than before the surgery may be malpractice. Or, a surgical mistake that leads to a specific new injury may also be malpractice.
Small and Large Surgical Errors Can Result in Serious Injuries
Medical errors of all types can result in a variety of severe injuries and illnesses. Consider some of the following surgical mistakes that doctors and nurses make that can be at the center of a malpractice case:
- Leaving surgical instruments or sponges in a patient’s body
- Performing surgery on the wrong body part
- Performing surgery on the wrong side of the body
- Not ensuring conditions are sterile
- Cutting nerves or arteries
- Puncturing organs
- Anesthesia mistakes
- Operating on the wrong patient
These surgical errors can cause injuries, including:
- Blood loss
- The need for additional surgeries and medical treatment
- Waking up during surgery
- Brain damage
What Damages Are Available for Injuries Caused By Surgical Errors?
When someone is the victim of injuries caused by a surgical error, or any type of malpractice, it can have a lasting impact on all aspects of life. You may be unable to work and support your family. You likely have additional, unexpected medical bills to pay. You may also be experiencing pain and emotional distress as a direct result of someone’s malpractice. All of this was probably unexpected and avoidable.
When you file a malpractice claim and are successful, you can recover money to compensate you for the costs associated with your injuries. You may feel pressured to settle for far less than what your claim is truly worth. Our lawyers at Alonso Krangle, LLP are here to ensure that you collect damages that fairly reflect the nature and value of your injuries. You do not have to proceed with your claim alone.
Act Now Before the New York Statute of Limitations Expires
Every state has a statute of limitations that determines how much time you have to file a lawsuit to collect damages for injuries that result from malpractice. We can’t know how much time you have until you share with us the details of your claim. The sooner you call our lawyers, the better chance you have of making sure you don’t forfeit your legal rights.
Protect Your Rights After a Surgical Error Causes Injuries
At Alonso Krangle, LLP our New York medical malpractice lawyers work tirelessly to pursue legal remedies for people who have been injured by surgical errors. Our goal is to secure the full amount of compensation the law allows. Whether your case warrants a settlement or a trial, you should have someone advocating on your behalf to ensure your legal rights, and financial needs are protected.
If a surgical error has harmed you or someone you love, contact the Long Island medical malpractice attorneys at Alonso Krangle, LLP. Our attorneys help clients throughout New York. Call us at 516-350-5555 today for a free evaluation of your medical malpractice claim.