Sometimes surgeons make mistakes during surgery that are so far outside
the realm of reason as to be almost unbelievable. Examples include surgeons
leaving medical equipment such as sponges or surgical clamps in patients
after the operation, removing the wrong limb or organ, or even performing
the wrong procedure entirely. Medical professionals call these "never
events" because they should never happen. Unfortunately, studies
show that they occur at a rate of at least 4,000 a year. 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.
Contact us today online or by telephone at 888-335-9457 to speak with an
experienced New York medical malpractice law firm.
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 Giuffra Ruffo
& Plotkin LLP for a no-charge consultation.
Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP offers
free initial consultations, works on a contingency fee basis and is conveniently located in Midtown