Any surgery has certain risks associated with it. It is the job of the medical care providers to minimize those risks so as to achieve the best possible outcome for the patient. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. Sometimes when a person experiences a serious complication, or even dies after surgery, the family may be told it was an unfortunate risk of the procedure, when in fact, it was actually medical negligence. Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional, through a negligent act or omission, causes death or injury to a patient.
Surgical errors can occur for many reasons, some of which are:
- Incompetence or a lack of skill to perform a procedure
- Neglect, such as improper sterilization of equipment or using defective equipment
- Leaving surgical instruments or sponges inside a patient
- Operating on the wrong body part
- Puncturing organs during surgical procedures
- Causing nerve damage
The damages caused by these surgical errors can often be very serious and even deadly, and can take a toll not only physically and emotionally, but also financially. Medical expenses can put someone in an immense financial crisis and can potentially be lifelong. With a surgical malpractice claim, the damages suffered because of a surgeon’s or even a hospital’s negligence can be compensated so that the responsible parties can be held accountable.
If you or your loved one have suffered harm due to a medical professional’s failure to provide proper duty of care, let us fight for you to get the compensation you deserve. Call us today to set up your free consultation: 718-502-9112 and be sure to visit our website for more information. https://www.karasiklawyers.com/. At Karasik Law Group, Winning Matters!