Lawyers with Experience in Wrong Limb Amputation Claims
There are many things that can go wrong in an operating room. Though surgeons are well-trained and often highly skilled, instances of wrong site surgery can still occur. This can be one of the most traumatic types of medical malpractice cases, leaving patients seriously injured and often missing an essential part of his or her body that was perfectly healthy. Unfortunately, these situations occur every year and in numerous hospitals throughout New York and the rest of the country.
At the law offices of E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, our attorneys pride themselves on offering experienced and knowledgeable representation to clients who have been the victim of medical malpractice. We understand the emotions that accompany wrong site surgery cases, as well as other types of surgical error matters. Clients are often left wondering what their rights are and if they have any options for taking action against the negligent parties. Our firm can help you understand your rights and explore your options for seeking compensation for the injuries and disabilities you have suffered as the result of wrong site surgery. Contact us today and schedule a consultation.
Varying Degrees of Wrong Site Surgery in NY State
While surgery is tough for the body to handle, it is possible to recover from a wrong site surgery. However, it is much more likely that a patient can recover from a knee-repair surgery on a good knee rather than recover from the removal of a healthy kidney or the amputation of the wrong limb. It is extremely important for patients to be informed about their procedures and discuss them at length with the surgeons, as these varying degrees of wrong site surgery can have different effects on a patient’s life.
What are the Risk Factors for Wrong Site Surgery?
There are certain risk factors that have been identified as leading to an increased chance of wrong site surgery, such as:
- More than one surgeon being involved on the case
- Multiple procedures being performed in one trip to the operating room
- Multiple procedures being performed on different sides and regions of the body
- Patient transfer between surgeons
- Time constraints on the surgeons
- Unusual patient positioning in order to deal with patient characteristics, such as deformity or obesity
Contact a Wrong Site Surgery Lawyer in Albany, NY Today
Do not let those who are guilty of medical malpractice and performing a wrong site surgery go on without taking responsibility for their actions. Contact us for a free personal injury consultation by phone or schedule a confidential in-person meeting with an attorney at one of our four convenient offices in Albany, Latham, Troy, or Saratoga Springs, NY. Flexible appointments, including evenings and weekends, are available upon request.