Medical Malpractice Law Firm Focused on Successful Results for Almost 40 Years
A medical study in 2011 concluded that wrong surgery site errors occur
at 40 cases per week. By one measure, the reported cases have almost doubled
since 2004. Sadly, each case was completely preventable. Many errors are
traced to independent-minded physicians and staff for failing to follow
simple protocol. Some of the more common medical malpractice occurrences are:
- Removing the wrong leg or arm
- Removing an organ from the wrong patient
- Operating on the wrong side of a patient by reversing an x-ray
- Operating on the wrong eye
- Surgical treatment on the wrong spinal disc
- Prostate surgery and other cancer surgery in patients who were cancer-free
In a New England hospital, repeated wrong site surgical malpractice resulted
in a $150,000 fine and the hospital was required to put video cameras
in the surgical rooms. Some states, such as Virginia, do not even require
that cases be reported.
At Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, McCartney & Giuffra LLP we have handled
hundreds of medical malpractice legal cases in our almost four decades
of personal injury legal practice. If you or a loved one were injured
due to medical malpractice, or if you have questions about possible malpractice,
contact our firm.
The medical negligence attorneys of Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, McCartney
& Giuffra LLP have recovered dozens of seven-figure awards following
hospital-related infections and injuries.
Patients deserve competent and comprehensive medical care following auto
accidents, heart attacks, strokes, asthma and all other illnesses and
accidents. We have focused our personal injury legal services largely
on medical malpractice and our team includes attorneys who practice medical
exclusively, and an attorney included on the New York medical malpractice
Super Lawyer list. To arrange a no-charge consultation with an experienced attorney,
contact our office.
If you need medical malpractice legal help in New York, contact an emergency
room errors lawyer at Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, McCartney & Giuffra
LLP. We offer free initial consultations and work on a contingency fee
contact an emergency room errors lawyer in New York City, call today!