Wrong Site Surgery
Syracuse Attorneys Representing Victims of Medical Malpractice
One of the most shocking examples of medical malpractice is when a surgeon operates on the wrong part of the body. It's something that should never happen, but it can and does happen in hospitals when there is negligence, and the consequences can be devastating. The medical malpractice lawyers at Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC represent patients who have been victims of wrong site surgery.
This type of surgical error occurs when there is a breakdown of communication and protocol. All hospitals must have policies in place to ensure they follow a universal protocol. This is designed to make sure the correct patient and the correct part of the body is being operated on, and that the correct procedure is being performed. Before a single incision is made, policies are designed to check, double-check and triple-check this information.
What's troubling about wrong site surgery is that multiple parties were likely negligent. The hospital may not have created an effective policy. Surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists, and surgical prep staff may have failed to verify information. As a result, a patient is left with serious injuries-and may still require surgery to address the original health problem.
Wrong site surgery results in injury to a healthy part of the body. Skin is cut, organs damaged, and in some cases, body parts removed. Recovery can take months or longer, and the damage may be permanent.
A reputation for getting results
Medical malpractice cases involving wrong site surgery are complex and it is difficult to prove negligence. Medical professionals may insist they were only following hospital policy. Hospitals may defend their policies and claim they weren't followed properly. Insurance companies will do anything they can to keep their payments low. All will have lawyers to fight your claim.
The attorneys at Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC put your needs first. Our legal team will investigate what happened to find evidence of negligence. We consult medical experts to determine if the proper protocols were followed. And we fight for a resolution of your case that meets your needs. This includes compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, disfigurement, pain and suffering, and other damages.
If you have been injured as a result of wrong site surgery, you likely have a lot of questions. Contact us for a free consultation with one of our attorneys. We can review your case, explain your legal options and answer the questions you have.