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Surgical Error Attorney in New York City

NYC Medical Malpractice Lawyers

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, the best possible legal result is dependent on a thorough legal investigation and aggressive, skilled and knowledgeable negotiation and litigation. Our lead medical malpractice attorney, Edward Ruffo, has a proven track record of success in these types of cases.

The attorneys of the New York medical malpractice law firm of Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo Plotkin & Hellman LLP have handled complex surgical error legal cases for almost four decades and can work effectively to pursue the best possible result following surgeons’ errors.

We have handled cases involving:

  • The 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

Contact us today by completing this form or by calling (212) 684-1880 to speak with us during a free, confidential consultation. We’re ready to explore your legal options.

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.


Additional Medical Malpractice Case Results

  • $12,000,000 for brain injury after surgery.
  • $9,000,000 after structured settlement for a child with a hand injury after an improperly treated fracture.
  • $3,500,000 for failure to diagnose and treat post-operative bleeding.
  • $3,000,000 for leg dysfunction after hernia surgery.
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