White Plains Surgical Error Attorneys

Injured as a Result of a Surgeon’s Error?

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.

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Compensation They Deserve

When you’re injured in an accident, it can be hard to know where to turn. You need someone who doesn’t just know the law. You need a lawyer who will fight for you to recover the compensation that you need and deserve. For over 35 years, we have represented accident victims and their families to help them maximize their recoveries.

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