New York Surgical Error Attorney
Errors committed by a surgeon or a member of the operating room staff, or mistakes that are made during postoperative care can seriously jeopardize a patient’s welfare. When those errors result in significant injuries or complications, the filing of a medical malpractice lawsuit may be appropriate.
Having an experienced New York surgical error lawyer who understands how to analyze these cases and pursue a positive result is imperative. Since 1977, attorney A. Paul Bogaty has been helping patients who have suffered substantial harm at the hands of negligent doctors, hospitals, nurses and others. There are specific limitations on the amount of time a victim has to file a medical malpractice claim. If you have sustained a nerve injury, perforation of an internal organ, a bowel or bladder injury, laparoscopic injury, bile duct injury, ureteral injury, or other injury as the result of a surgical error, Mr. Bogaty will advise you on your rights and legal options.
Seeking Fair Compensation for Injuries Suffered Through Surgical Error
All surgeries have risks. It is the surgeon’s responsibility to follow certain standards of care in order to minimize these risks. When a surgeon fails to meet the standard of care, there may be grounds for a lawsuit. Mr. Bogaty has the legal skills and medical knowledge to effectively litigate any surgical malpractice case and maximize the recovery.
Mr. Bogaty has successfully represented clients in many different types of surgical error claims, including the following:
- Perforations of internal organs: Perforations are cuts or punctures that can occur during surgery. They may be an unavoidable risk or the result of negligence by the operating surgeon. Timely diagnosis and repair are crucial to avoid serious complications.
- Nerve injuries: When performing any procedure, surgeons must take a great deal of care to avoid damaging adjacent nerves. Nerve damage can result in a variety of transient or permanent complications such as numbness, pain and paralysis.
- Bowel and bladder injuries: An unrecognized bowel perforation or bladder perforation during the course of a surgical procedure can lead to peritonitis, obstruction, fistulas, bleeding and the need for future surgeries.
- Laparoscopic injuries: Laparoscopic procedures involve the use of scopes equipped with cameras to perform surgery through small incisions. Laparoscopic surgery has become an increasingly popular method for performing such procedures as cholecystectomies, hysterectomies, appendectomies, orthopedic and thoracic procedures. When laparoscopy is not performed correctly, injuries such as perforations, lacerations or punctures can occur.
- Bile duct injuries: In all cholecystectomy procedures, the cystic duct must be cut in order for the gallbladder to be removed. In some cases, the surgeon may inadvertently cut the bile duct. If a bile duct injury is not immediately repaired, it can lead to gastrointestinal difficulties, damage to the pancreas and liver, and fatal infections. Additional surgery or stenting is almost always required.
- Ureteral injuries: Ureters are the tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder. Surgeons are obligated to take steps to protect the ureters, and to check them for injury before completing abdominal or pelvic surgery. Untreated ureteral injuries can lead to urinary incontinence, obstruction, kidney damage, infection and additional surgery.
- Robotic surgery injuries: The DaVinci robot has become increasingly popular in urologic and gynecologic surgery, especially for removal of the prostate and in fibroid and endometriosis surgery. When not performed correctly, robotic surgery injuries such as electrical burns, nerve injury, damaged blood vessels, organ damage, and abnormal bleeding can occur.
- Negligent postoperative care: The care a patient receives following surgery is critical to his or her well-being. Pain management, wound care, administering proper medications and monitoring of vital signs are all important elements of postoperative care. Complications must be addressed in a timely manner.
Speak with a Dedicated New York Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Lawyer
Contact the Law Office of A. Paul Bogaty to schedule a free initial consultation regarding your surgical error case. You can reach Mr. Bogaty by phone at 212-481-7797 or via e-mail.
All cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. There is no fee unless your case is successful.
Surgical Complications Lawyer • Laparoscopy Complications Lawyer • Bile Duct Injury Attorney
• Robotic Surgery Injury Lawyer • Bowel Perforation Malpractice Attorney • Bad Surgery Lawyer
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