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White Plains Surgical Error Lawyers

White Plains Surgical Error Lawyers

Surgical Malpractice Attorneys in White Plains Demand Accountability and Justice Harmed by Avoidable Mistakes During Surgical Procedures Throughout New York, Including Westchester County, Bronx County, Rockland County, and NYC

When you undergo a surgical procedure, you put your complete trust in the skill and care of your surgeon and surgical team. However, negligent errors by medical professionals on a surgical team can cause catastrophic injuries and devastating consequences for a patient. If you have suffered harm because of an avoidable error during your surgery, turn to the White Plains surgical error lawyers of Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., to help you demand justice and financial compensation for your injuries and losses. 

For more than 60 years, our firm has provided compassionate, experienced legal representation for victims of injuries caused by the negligence of others. When you have been through the trauma of a surgical error, you deserve legal representation that can provide you with the comfort that has been taken away from you due to a healthcare provider’s mistake. You can expect our attorneys to take the time to listen to your story to try to relate to the difficulties you are experiencing. Trust our firm to fight for the financial resources you need for your recovery and to hold those at fault for your injuries responsible for their carelessness. 

Reach out to Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., for a free initial case review to talk to our surgical malpractice attorneys in White Plains, NY, to discuss your legal options for recovering compensation for the harm you suffered due to negligence in your surgery. Turn to our firm for help holding careless physicians and surgical teams accountable for your losses. 

Common Surgical Errors

According to the New York State Department of Health, over a four-year study period, hospitals in New York experienced 458 reported cases of wrong side/patient/procedure surgical errors, along with 378 reported cases of unintended retention of foreign objects. These and other surgical errors can cause patients serious or potentially fatal harm. Some of the most common examples of surgical errors include:

  • Performing surgery on the wrong patient
  • Performing the wrong surgical procedure
  • Performing a procedure on the wrong site (such as amputating the wrong limb)
  • Unintentionally leaving foreign objects inside a patient
  • Anesthesia errors, including administering too much or too little anesthesia
  • Failing to respond to patient distress
  • Inadequate post-operative care
  • Failure to provide post-operative instructions
  • Lack of postoperative follow-up

What Causes Surgical Malpractice?

Examples of causes of surgical errors include:

  • Failure to confirm the patient’s identity
  • Failure to confirm the surgical procedure to be performed
  • Failure to mark the correct surgical site
  • Miscalculation of anesthesia dosage
  • Failure to identify contraindications to specific anesthesia drugs
  • Failure to monitor the patient’s condition during surgery
  • Inadequate surgical team communication
  • Failure to prepare for complications
  • Inadequate sterilization of surgical tools, the operating room, or surgical team members
  • Failure to monitor for postoperative complications

Our White Plains Surgical Error Lawyers Fight For The Compensation You Deserve

You may be entitled to seek financial recovery for expenses and personal loss you suffered because of provider negligence during your surgery. Turn to the surgical malpractice attorneys, in White Plains, NY, for help in recovering compensation for your:

  • Additional medical and rehabilitation expenses
  • Costs of long-term care and personal support after suffering permanent impairments
  • Lost wages/income from additional time missed from work
  • Loss of future earning capacity caused by disabilities
  • Increased physical pain and distress
  • Emotional trauma and suffering
  • Loss of quality of life due to disability or disfigurement
  • Reduced life expectancy

How Can Our White Plains Surgical Error Lawyers Help You Hold Negligent Medical Providers Accountable?

Recovering from the harm caused by a surgical error can be a long process. You deserve to focus on healing. Let the surgical malpractice attorneys in White Plains, NY, of Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., pursue the financial resources you need for your medical care and rehabilitation by:

  • Recovering evidence from your surgery, including your medical records, provider notes, staffing records, and witness statements to determine whether you may have been the victim of negligence
  • Documenting the medical harm you have suffered and the expenses and losses you incurred as a result
  • Identifying which parties may have liability
  • Explaining your legal options to you, including the availability of insurance coverage to pursue compensation from
  • Negotiating on your behalf to secure compensation for you through a settlement
  • Taking your claims to court if the liable parties won’t agree to a fair settlement, advocating on your behalf at trial to demand accountability and justice for the injuries and harm you have suffered

Contact Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., for a Free Claim Evaluation to Learn More About Your Rights from Our Surgical Malpractice Attorneys in White Plains, NY

Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss what our White Plains surgical error lawyers can do to assist as you demand accountability and justice from negligent surgeons. Our firm will fight to help you recover maximum compensation for the harm, expenses, and losses you have sustained due to a surgical error. 

White Plains Surgical Error Lawyers Answer Frequently Asked Questions

Who can be held liable for a surgical error?

Although many surgical errors are made by the surgeon, other members of a surgical team may also commit a surgical error, including the anesthesiologist or nurses on the anesthesiology or surgical team. A hospital or ambulatory surgical center may also be held liable for the negligence of its employees.

What is the statute of limitations on a surgical malpractice claim?

Under New York’s statute of limitations on medical negligence claims, you usually have two-and-a-half years (30 months) following your surgery to file a lawsuit against a negligent surgeon, physician, or another healthcare professional. However, if you have a foreign object left inside you during surgery, you must file your lawsuit within the regular statute of limitations or up to one year after discovering the foreign object, whichever date is longer. In addition to the statute of limitations, you may have shorter notice deadlines for surgical malpractice claims against a public hospital. Talk to the surgical malpractice attorneys in White Plains, NY, from Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., to ensure your claims are timely filed. 

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