When facing health problems, all patients place a certain amount of faith and trust in their medical providers. Sick and injured people rely on their doctors and nurses to provide the best, most effective care possible and to be honest and straightforward about the realities and challenges of that care. In many cases where patients require surgery, they are literally placing their lives in the hands of a surgeon and operating room team. It is true that surgical complications are sometimes a reality for even the most talented and conscientious operator. Patients and their families understand that all procedure come with certain risks, but there are cases in which avoidable complications arise because of the recklessness or negligence of the medical team. In these cases, the patients and their families are left to suffer the consequences, which can be serious and lifelong. They can even be deadly.
When a surgeon or operating room team member fails to provide appropriate and honest care, families don’t have to suffer in silence. New York lawyer Gerry Oginski has been representing those hurt by surgical mistakes to help them seek justice and obtain compensation.
If you or someone you love has suffered injuries or illness because of a surgical mistake, Gerry and the team at Oginski Law may be able to help. Call our New York office today at 516.487.8207 to discuss the details of your case and learn more about your rights.
Before a surgery, a physician will discuss the risks of the procedure with the patient. Surgeries do carry with them the chances of certain complications based on the nature of the operation. Many times these problems occur even in the best hands. However, in other cases, surgeons make a mistake that directly causes a patient to suffer in some way. These mistakes can include:
These mistakes and others can lead to bleeding, infection, pain, and even death. In some cases, the patient will require further hospitalization and more surgeries.
There are many reasons that surgical mistakes happen. In some cases, they are simply that – honest mistakes. In other cases, the surgeon or another member of the operating team does not demonstrate reasonable care in the operating room. Surgical errors and mistakes occur most commonly for reasons including:
Additionally, there have been cases where doctors have failed to discuss the risks of the procedure with the patient completely. Patients are never given the opportunity to consider the risks and possibilities of the surgery to decide if it is the right course of action for them. This is known as lack of informed consent.
Even if you aren’t sure how you or your loved one’s surgical mistake occurred, you do have rights under New York Law. Gerry Oginski can help you examine your case and determine how best to move forward. Take a moment to fill out our online contact form for a prompt and personal response about your claim.
In some cases, the negligence is clear. When a tool or towel is left in the body, the carelessness is unmistakable. In other cases, it may not be as clear cut. Considering both the medical and legal factors at play can quickly grow complex and confusing. An experienced attorney can help victims examine their case to determine what exactly occurred. A lawyer can help obtain medical records, interview witnesses, secure expert advice, and more. Gerry Oginski has been helping New York surgical mistake victims understand their rights and obtain compensation for over 20 years. His experience can help you and your family decide how to best move forward after a botched operation.
Under New York law, surgical mistake victims are able to hold their healthcare providers accountable and obtain compensation. Victims and their families may be able to secure a settlement for:
Each case is unique, and the courts will evaluate the specific situation to determine what compensation is appropriate.
Unfortunately, Gerry Oginski has seen many cases of surgical mistakes and negligence over the course of his long career. When you or a loved one experiences the pain, frustration, and fear that accompanies surgical mistakes, you don’t have to go it alone. Gerry and his team can help you understand your rights, build a solid case, and vigorously defend your interests. While you and your family focus on health and recovery, Oginski Law will work hard to provide the tools and compensation you need to move forward with your life. In the devastating times when a surgical error has led to the death of a loved one, families should be able to focus on coping with their loss, while an experienced lawyer helps guide them through the legal process.
If you suspect that you or someone you love has been the victim of a surgical mistake, don’t wait to find the legal help you need. Call the Oginski Law at 516.487.8207 to get started protecting your family today.
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