Medical Fraud Law Firm in New York City
Finding out that you need surgery can be a hard time for a patient and their families. Complications can arise, recovery can be long and difficult, and the strain on loved ones can lead to broken familes and bitter divorce. Doctors and surgeons, either from the result of negligence or sometimes even outright fraud, can push patients into surgeries they never needed in the first place. Regardless of the circumstances, the best-possible legal result is dependent on a thorough legal investigation and aggressive, skilled and knowledgeable negotiation and litigation.
The attorneys of the New York consumer fraud law firm of Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, Ruffo & Giuffra LLP have handled complex medical malpractice cases and mass torts for almost four decades and can effectively pursue your best possible result following surgeons' errors. We have handled cases involving:
- Unnecessary surgery resulting in patient harm
- The careless and negligent use of hospital equipment, including scalpels and electronic monitoring equipment
- The incorrect and catastrophic removal of limbs and organs
- Anesthesiology errors
- Surgical instruments and sponges left in the body
A Recent Case Illustrates Our Effectiveness at Handling Surgical Error Cases
Our client submitted to surgery for the removal of uterine fibroids. During the procedure the surgeon mistakenly removed one of her kidneys, believing it was a fibroid.
Our investigation yielded evidence of negligence, including a video of the laparoscopic procedure showing the removal of the healthy organ. The defendant refused to make a fair offer in negotiations and we took the case to trial. The result was a jury verdict of $2.8 million.
If you have questions regarding surgical errors and medical malpractice law, contact a New York surgical error lawyer at Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, Ruffo & Giuffra LLP for a no-charge consultation.
Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, Ruffo & Giuffra LLP offers free initial consultations, works on a contingency fee basis and is conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan. Call (888) 260-0473 to speak with an experienced New York Consumer Fraud attorney.