Who knows how many people in New York will undergo surgery this year. It's safe to assume there will be many. Reasons for surgery will likely vary, from elective procedures to life-or-death emergency situations. One thing's certain, however: Patients entrusting themselves to professional medical care have the right to reasonably assume all measures taken will be in accordance with the highest level of accepted safety standards. Otherwise, medical malpractice incidents may occur.
Substandard medical care resulting in illness or injury remains problematic throughout this and all other states. Negligence and error devastate many lives time and again; in fact, large numbers of lives have been lost because of incompetent medical care. Surgical errors are often reported as leading causal factors in medical malpractice situations.
Many patients have endured wrong-site surgeries, foreign objects left inside their bodies (causing severe infections) and other mishaps later found to have been entirely preventable. Sometimes, a personal injury lawsuit leads to changes in the system, with stricter protocol and regulations set in place to prevent future patients from similar injuries. Any person injured by medical error or negligence has the right to seek justice in a civil court against any and all parties deemed responsible.
Doing so is often a complicated process. In such circumstances, it often helps to act alongside an attorney experienced at aggressively litigating medical malpractice issues. Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP is committed to helping you recover all losses associated with medical care gone wrong. If you wound up in worse condition after medical treatment or surgery, you can take steps toward obtaining restitution by requesting a consultation with our New York legal team.