Medical Mistakes2018-08-15T12:11:27+00:00

QUEENS MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ATTORNEYS

EXPERIENCE AND RESOURCES

Medical Malpractice occurs when a practitioner fails to use the appropriate practices, and their mistake causes serious harm to the patient.  There are many types of medical malpractice including “failure to diagnose” a condition, misdiagnosis, negligence impacting pregnancy and childbirth, surgical mistakes and mistakes in prescribing or administering medication.  There are sub-specialties including pediatric malpractice, dental malpractice, and birth injuries.   These cases are complicated and always require an attorney.

QUEENS MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ATTORNEYS

SURGICAL MISTAKES

If you have been injured by a surgical mistake, the Queens Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Wittenstein & Wittenstein and the Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm can help you.  Despite the great of amount of training for doctors, mistakes are still all too common.  If you are the victim of a surgical mistake, you may have a claim not only against the doctor but also against the hospital and support staff.  Hospitals are responsible for the training supervision of all medical personnel.

The question to ask is whether the doctor and staff followed the proper “standard of care” for the procedure.  Sometimes emergencies occur during surgery, but medical staff should be probably trained to handle those emergencies as well.  There are cases where it was found that the doctor was under the influence or working too many hours.  Sometimes the doctor is performing surgery that he or she was not properly trained to do.  Other times it’s simply a mistake or an error in judgment.  It takes a team of expert attorneys and investigators to find the real cause.  Queens Medical Malpractice Attorneys, Wittenstein & Wittenstein, will leave no stone unturned to get you answers.

Some example of surgical mistakes:

  • Surgery at the wrong site
  • Performing the wrong surgical procedure
  • Incisions made incorrectly
  • Equipment not fully sterilized
  • Nearby organs impacted by surgery
  • Surgical procedures that take too long
  • Tools left inside a patient’s body
  • Allergic reactions to anesthesia
  • Avoidable damage to muscles, ligaments, tissue and nerves
  • Avoidable infections

If you think might be a victim of a surgical mistake, you should have a free consultation to determine whether or not this is true.  It could be that your doctor was following the proper protocols and there was nothing different he or she could have done.  Finding this out can give you closure, help you sleep at night.  If it turns out that the doctor did make a mistake, you should consider making a claim.

QUEENS MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ATTORNEYS

Please contact Wittenstein & Wittenstein for a free consultation at our Queens Medical Malpractice Attorneys office serving New York City (Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, The Bronx, Staten Island) and Nassau County Long Island.  We will provide a free consultation.  If your claim has merit, we will have your medical records reviewed to determine whether the claim can proceed.  Please call us at 718-261-8114, you’ll be glad you did.

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