Surgeons are highly trained individuals with years of medical experience. However, they are only human and they can often make mistakes that have devastating consequences.
A relatively common complication during surgery occurs when the surgeon makes unnecessary or sloppy incisions. This can result in the perforation of an organ, artery, or other tissue, resulting in excessive bleeding or damage to the organ or an improper incision (a surgical cut that is too deep, too long, at the wrong location, etc.). These can lead to pain, infection, the need for further surgical intervention, and even death. To receive the best compensation for your suffering, you need a skilled NYC medical malpractice attorney who is knowledgeable and experienced in cases involving surgical errors.
The attorneys of the New York medical malpractice lawyers of Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP have handled complex surgical error legal cases for almost four decades and can work effectively to pursue the best possible result following surgeon’s errors.
For example, we recently won a significant trial on behalf of a man who experienced a loss of vision in his right eye after undergoing a biopsy in his nasal sinuses. The jury found that the defendant surgeon departed from an accepted standard of medical care when he veered away from the midline of the growth while performing the biopsy, as well as using heavy instrumentation near the right optic foramen.
The jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff for $2.25 million.
If you or anyone you know has been the victim of medical malpractice involving a surgical error, do not hesitate to call our firm Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP for a free consultation.