Surgeons have an obligation and are under a duty proscribed by New York law to perform surgical procedures within the medically accepted practices and techniques of their profession. The New York surgical errors attorneys at the Law Office of Risman & Risman, P.C. are well versed in these surgical procedures and with expert assistance can assist you in the prosecution of a surgical error action. If a surgeon departs from this accepted practice and causes damage, injury or sometimes even death to the patient, this departure constitutes medical malpractice. It is important to note, merely because a patient does not have an ideal result after a surgical procedure does not automatically mean medical malpractice occurred. Occasionally, complications during or after a surgery occur and are within what is reasonably expected for a particular procedure (“known risk”). A surgeon may not be found liable for medical malpractice for a bad result from a “known risk.”
A surgical error can occur at any point of a procedure, before, after, or during, and may result in severe injury to the surrounding vessels or structures surrounding the surgical area. There are many types of procedures where a surgical mistake may occur. Some of these may include, but are not limited to:
- Gallbladder Surgery;
- Laparoscopic Surgery; and
- Gynecological Surgery
The New York attorneys at the Law Office of Risman & Risman, P.C. have represented people injured as a result of surgical errors of New York doctors. We have the understanding and experience to thoroughly investigate your surgical injury, determine the responsible parties, and hold them accountable. Often, it is not solely the surgeon who may be found liable for a surgical error. Anesthesiologists and operating room nurses may also have been somehow responsible in their contribution to a surgical error.
Surgical malpractice cases are often multifaceted, expensive and difficult to prosecute. These cases are fought “tooth and nail” by our adversaries and you want to ensure you have a capable team to represent you in this process.
The surgical errors attorneys at the Law Office of Risman & Risman, P.C. are eager to help and discuss your concerns with you. There is no charge for the consultation. Please feel free to call us at (212) 233-6400 or contact us online.