Undergoing any serious medical procedure can be traumatizing- the pain, uncertainty and recovery period following the procedure are all daunting factors associated with any hospitalization. The support and love of family and close friends can help you get through the process, but unfortunately, surgical errors during hospitalizations are more common that you imagine.

After coming out of any surgical procedure, the last thing you want to hear is that there was a surgical error. If you have been a victim of surgical error, know you are not alone.

A 2016 study found that surgical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S.

Surgical errors happen for a multitude of reasons- they may be predicted outcomes of the surgery, such as post-op fever or infection. While some of these outcomes are mild and unavoidable, some surgical errors are more serious and life-threatening.

Some surgical errors should never happen, like operating on the wrong patient, wrong site or performing the wrong procedure. Other surgical error injuries could have been prevented had surgeons or hospital staff taken appropriate measures to avoid mistakes, such as proper training, credentialing and record keeping.

Examples of surgical errors include:

  • Wrong-site Surgery (operating on the wrong limb or body part)
  • Wrong Surgical Procedure (removing the wrong body part or organ)
  • Surgical Instrument Left in Body (retractors, clamps or sponges)
  • Using unsterilized surgical instruments
  • Delayed or prolonged surgery
  • And more

These kinds of surgical errors are never justified. You can be sure that hospitals and surgeons will have a team of experienced surgical medical malpractice attorneys prepared to defend themselves. That is why you need the experienced surgical medical malpractice attorneys Fellows Hymowitz Rice.

We understand the intricacies of complex medical malpractice cases. We will represent you in a manner to obtain the most successful outcome possible for your specific surgical negligence case.

Fellows Hymowitz Rice Can Help

Call Fellows Hymowitz Rice today at 845-639-9300 for a FREE, confidential consultation. When you call, an experienced New York and New Jersey Surgical Error Lawyer will investigate every detail of your claim at no cost to you.

At Fellows Hymowitz Rice, you will never pay an attorney’s fee up front and we don’t get paid until you do. Call today to learn how we may be able to help.

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