Surgical Errors

Syracuse Attorneys Helping the Injured Recover Compensation

Nobody wants to undergo surgery, but there are times when it is necessary to protect a patient's health. When done properly, the results can be positive and patients can often make a full recovery. But when a hospital or member of the surgical team is negligent, a patient can be injured and suffer additional health problems. The medical malpractice lawyers at Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC help injured patients recover the compensation they need and deserve.

There are many medical professionals responsible for your health during surgery. They include the surgeon, nurses, anesthesiologists, and surgical technicians. Hospitals are responsible for setting policies and procedures to ensure that standards of care are followed and that patient safety is a top priority. In addition, manufacturers are responsible for providing instruments and equipment that is safe to use and free of defects.

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Some examples of surgical errors include:

How do these errors happen? A member of the team could be distracted or fatigued. Or, a member of the team was not properly trained. There could have been a communication error. A surgeon may have rushed through the surgery or acted recklessly. All of these are examples of negligence. None of them are acceptable.

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Medical malpractice cases involving surgical error are big and complex. But those are the kinds of cases we handle every day. Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC has the knowledge, the experience and the resources necessary to win big cases, and we have the results that prove it. We are proud of the work we've done on behalf of clients to help them recover the compensation they need to rebuild their lives.

As a result of a surgical error, you may need additional surgery-called revision surgery-to repair the damage. This could mean further hospitalization, medication and doctor's visits. It also means your medical expenses will continue to rise. Moreover, as a result of the surgical error, you may be unable to return to work, resulting in lost income. There may be other damages, such as disability or disfigurement, as well as pain and suffering.

Our attorneys determine the true amount of your damages, and fight to resolve your case in a way that meets your needs. Our legal team builds a strong case by investigating what happened to you. We thoroughly review all medical records and related documents and interview witnesses. We consult medical experts to determine if standards of care and proper procedures were followed.

Medical professionals, hospitals and insurance companies all have their own lawyers looking out for their interests. But when they see that we are serious about recovering the compensation you deserve, we are usually able to negotiate a favorable settlement. But if we can't, our attorneys have the litigation skills needed to fight for you in court.

If you've been injured as the result of a surgical error, contact us to learn what your legal options are. We offer a free consultation and can answer your questions. Simply contact us to set up a time.