Queens Surgical Error Lawyer
Surgeons are responsible for minimizing the risks associated with surgery as much as possible. When a surgical error occurs and harms a patient, the doctor or hospital may be held liable for damages. The Queens surgical error lawyers at Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. have decades of experience handling and resolving surgical error cases. We have received millions for our clients in medical malpractice settlements and verdicts.
Our past successes illustrate our devotion, commitment, and experience in handling surgical error cases – such as our $2.6 million verdict for a case involving breast reduction surgical negligence.
We are different from other New York firms. We are committed to protecting patients’ rights and we provide compassion, attention, and sound legal advice as we work towards that end. Our kindness is rooted in our experience. We are a team of trial lawyers who have spent decades fighting for injured patients. We understand the trauma and hardship they are facing due to their injuries because we have seen it firsthand.
We stop at nothing when it comes to protecting the rights of the injured due to a surgical error. We are fastidious in our conducting of legal and medical research for each case, examining medical records, and working closely with medical experts to determine whether a healthcare provider was negligent. We know the questions to ask, and we fight hard to get the answers.
Our Queens surgical error legal team is available every day of the week. We can help you understand your rights and the legal options available. Call or email our skilled malpractice attorneys today for your no obligation consultation.
Queens Attorneys Skilled in Many Surgical Error Situations
Surgical teams must ensure they are operating in a sterile environment, following hospital protocol before and after the operation, and otherwise comply with professional standards of care.
Our lawyers are skilled in many types of surgical error cases, including:
- Not using standard procedures when operating
- Performing the wrong procedure
- Operating on the wrong part of the body
- Incorrect incision
- Nerve or organ damage during or after surgery
- Internal bleeding
- Unnecessary scarring or disfigurement
- Leaving medical tools or devices inside the body
- Failure to prevent or properly respond to complications during or after surgery
These types of errors can arise in many types of surgeries such as abdominal surgery, reconstructive surgery, heart surgery, spine surgery, and more.
The Queens surgical error attorneys with Silberstein, Awad & Miklos understand that any surgical error or doctor negligence can have a long-term impact on patient health – both physical and emotional. Moreover, affected patients must often seek further medical treatment to correct the error, which can mean incurring high medical costs on top of the pain they are already suffering. We are dedicated to fighting against doctor negligence and aggressively pursuing compensation for our clients.
Surgical Error and Risk of Post-Operative Infection
One of the most serious dangers associated with surgery is the increased risk for post-operative infection.
According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2017 Guideline, approximately half of all surgical site infections (SSIs) are preventable.
We have handled cases involving many of the surgical errors that lead to infection, including:
- Failure to sterilize surgical equipment
- Failure to sterilize the surgical site
- Failure to comply with handwashing protocol
- Failure to administer antibiotics
- Failure to properly close the surgical site
Our Queens Surgical Error Attorneys are Dedicated to Fighting for the Injured
While every surgery poses a risk to patients, a mistake that happens during surgery due to a doctor’s wrongdoing or negligence should not be ignored. If you were the victim of negligence during a surgical procedure, you may be able to file a malpractice claim against your doctor or the hospital. Time is of the essence. The sooner we can get to work on a surgical error case, the better the chances are for positive results.
Call the Queens attorneys with Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. Our lawyers understand the hardship that surgical errors cause and fight tirelessly for those harmed to receive compensation for their injuries.