When you need surgery, you operate under the assumption that the surgeon is going to provide you with the best care possible. Surgical medical malpractice is devastating not only because of the physical and emotional damages but because of the feeling of betrayal at the hands of a trusted medical professional. At Silberstein, Awad, and Miklos, P.C., our New York City surgery malpractice attorneys have helped hundreds of patients recover damages associated with botched jobs by negligent surgeons. To discuss your claim and the steps involved, seek the assistance of a medical malpractice lawyer today.
Common Types of Surgical Blunders
A surgeon can perform any type of surgery incorrectly. Commonly, patients seek recourse through a New York City surgery malpractice lawyer for the following:
- Surgery performed on the wrong part of the body
- Postoperative leakage
- Injury to adjacent organs or structure
- Foreign object left in the surgical site
This is by no means a comprehensive list of potential surgery malpractice lawsuits. It is safe to assume that any surgery that is not performed with diligence constitutes malpractice. It is also safe to assume that your surgeon will have a team of lawyers on his side to prove that his or her actions were not negligent. Because of this, you deserve an experienced surgery malpractice attorney on your side.
Plastic Surgery Malpractice
In addition to the medical complications associated with general surgical malpractice, cosmetic surgery errors can cause aesthetically displeasing results. Scarring, odd shaping, and incorrect placement can all have a terribly damaging effect on your self-esteem. Silberstein, Awad, and Miklos, P.C. has a proven track record with recouping the losses associated with plastic surgery gone wrong.
Proving Medical Malpractice
In order to prove malpractice in the case of surgery, you will need to demonstrate that you suffered injuries due to mistakes during the procedure. In some cases this is simple, but in most cases, your surgeon and his lawyers will try to play negligence off as a “complication.” For this reason, it is imperative to have an experienced surgery malpractice attorney on your side.
If you live in one of the five boroughs of New York, or on Long Island and have been the victim of surgery malpractice, please contact experienced New York City surgery malpractice attorneys Silberstein, Awad, and Miklos, P.C. to discuss your case today