Legal Help For Victims Of Surgical Injuries
An error in the operating room can have devastating consequences, leaving patients to suffer severe medical setbacks and life-threatening injuries. If you or someone close to you has suffered due a surgical error in a New York hospital, it is important to consult with an attorney who can protect your rights.
I am Gregory Sheindlin, a medical malpractice attorney with more than 25 years of experience protecting the rights of individuals and families in New York City and throughout the surrounding region.
I am here to listen to your story, help you understand your rights and guide you to a successful outcome in this critical legal matter.
When Malpractice Strikes In The Operating Room
We are perhaps never more vulnerable than when lying on the operating table. We trust surgeons and their support team to protect us from harm, but all too often avoidable mistakes and lapses in judgment lead to tragedy. Common examples of surgical errors include:
- Nicks and cuts to arteries and organs
- Anesthesia errors
- Untreated infections
- Instruments left behind inside the body
- Performing surgery on the wrong part of the body
There is inherent risk in every surgical procedure, and not every adverse outcome in the operating room is the result of medical negligence. When the care falls below an accepted medical standard, however, it is malpractice, and patients have the right to recover compensation for their losses.