Errors in surgery range from subtle misjudgments and failures to shocking
mistakes like the removal of healthy organs and the amputation of incorrect
limbs. Regardless of the circumstances, a 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 medical malpractice law firm of
Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP have handled complex surgical error legal cases for almost four decades
and can work effectively pursue your best possible result following surgeons'
errors. We have handled cases involving:
- The careless and negligent use of hospital equipment, including scalpels
and electronic monitoring equipment
- Unnecessary surgery resulting in patient harm
- The incorrect and catastrophic removal of limbs and organs
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.