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
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.
Advocating for Injured Patients
Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP we have handled hundreds of medical malpractice legal cases in our almost
four decades of experience and have recovered dozens of seven-figure awards
following hospital-related infections and injuries. If you or a loved
one were injured due to medical malpractice, or if you have questions
about possible malpractice,
contact our firm.
Our New York hospital negligence lawyers believe that 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 malpractice law
exclusively, and an attorney included on the New York medical malpractice
Super Lawyer list.
We're ready to offer you and your family a free, no-obligation consultation.
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