Surgical malpractice causes an astonishing number of deaths in the United States. Each year, it is estimated that 225,000 people die due to the negligence of health care providers, making medical malpractice, which includes surgical malpractice, the third leading cause of death in the United States, after heart disease fatalities and cancer.

Surgical malpractice is defined as the failure of a surgeon to provide adequate treatment to a surgery patient, which results in a personal injury or substantial loss of income. When medical “standards” are not followed and surgery patients receive inadequate treatment, surgical malpractice cases arise.

Surgical Malpractice Lawsuits

If you are a victim of surgical malpractice, a surgical malpractice lawyer should be consulted regarding your possible surgical malpractice claim. An experienced surgical malpractice lawyer is familiar with the governing law and can inform you of your legal rights and options. Further, an experienced surgical malpractice lawyer may be able to help you recover a large settlement to help offset your medical expenses and suffering.

New York Surgical Malpractice Lawsuits

In order to win a surgical malpractice claim in New York, a surgical malpractice lawyer helps a victim prove that his or her injuries occurred as a result of the following factors: 

  • 1) A medical professional responsible for the injured patient’s surgery deviated from the standard of care. In other words, a medical professional was negligent.
  • 2) The negligence substantially caused and/or contributed to the surgical injuries.
  • 3) The surgical injuries are permanent, significant, lessen the victim’s quality of life, limit the victim’s ability to work and earn a living, and/or cause long-term pain and suffering.

Our New York Surgical Malpractice Lawyers

With a surgical malpractice lawsuit, our lawyers and experienced surgical malpractice co-counsel may be able to help you collect compensation for your injuries. For example, lawyers may be able to help you recover compensation for:

  • medical bills
  • lost income
  • pain and suffering
  • and more

If you or a loved one underwent surgery and suspect you were the victim of surgical malpractice, contact us today. 

Published November 17, 2011 by