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Why So Many Turn to Injured 914
We grew up here and work here. We raised families here and live in the same communities from which the jury will be selected. Our offices are close by or we will come to you. We practice regularly in the State and Federal courts in White Plains, and appear frequently before the judges here. If you’ve been injured during, or as a result of, a surgical procedure, call Injured 914 to speak with an attorney who can get you the compensation you deserve.
White Plains Surgical Error Attorneys
Injured as a Result of a Surgeon’s Error? Contact Injured 914.
According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, medical errors are one of the leading causes of death in the United States. An analysis of an eight-year period of operations concluded that “250,000 deaths per year are due to medical error.” A CNBC special report on Modern Medicine indicates that other studies have the per year death toll much higher.
Surgical errors can be devastating, even fatal, and are not always accurately reflected on death certificates. Many of these deaths and injuries are preventable. The high rate of surgical errors means that there may be a more significant problem not merely for a negligent doctor or nurse but from the hospital as a whole.
No matter what the circumstances of your medical malpractice case, our experienced White Plains surgical error attorneys can help. Contact our offices today for a free consultation and to discuss your legal options.
What Are Common Types of Surgical Errors?
According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, some of the most common examples of surgical errors include “wrong-site, wrong-procedure and wrong-patient surgery (WSPEs).” These are termed “never events – errors that should never occur and indicate serious underlying safety problems.”
Other surgical errors that frequently occur include:
- Leaving foreign objects in the body
- Anesthesia errors
- Failure to diagnose
- Inadequate training
- Undiagnosed surgical complications
- Errors in Judgment or Care
- Injuring or severing a nerve
New York Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations
New York law (CPLR Section 214-A) requires a person to file a medical malpractice claim within two years and six months from the time of the injury. If the lawsuit is based on a foreign object left in the body, a person must commence a lawsuit “within one year of the date of such discovery or of the date of discovery of facts which would reasonably lead to such discovery, whichever is earlier.”
What to Do If You Have an Injury Related to a Surgical Error
If you have been injured as a result of a surgical error or medical malpractice, you need to retain legal representation immediately. A negligent party or their insurance company may try to get you to settle quickly for the least amount of money possible.
You should never accept a settlement without first discussing your case with an experienced surgical error lawyer. A surgical error can result in the need for lifelong medical treatment. You should never have to pay out-of-pocket for someone else’s mistake or wrongdoing. Surgical error cases can be complicated and require a thorough independent investigation.
At Injured 914, our lawyers will always fight hard to get you the justice and the compensation you deserve. Contact our offices today at (914) 368-7168 to discuss your case with a White Plains Surgical Error Lawyer.