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Wrong Site Surgery

Holding Doctors Accountable for Wrong Site Procedures

Everyone knows that mistakes happen. But some mistakes, such as operating on the wrong part of a patient's body, should never happen; however, wrong site surgical errors continue to occur. In fact, a medical study in 2011 concluded that wrong surgery site errors occur at least 40 times a week. And all of these instances could have been prevented had standard protocols been followed. When these most basic of errors occur, medical professionals need to be held accountable.

That's where we come in. At Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, P.C., our New York wrong site surgery lawyers understand how devastating a medical malpractice injury can be to you and your family. In the past 40 years, we have honed our litigation skills to allow us to present a compelling case that will effectively communicate the full impact of what you have been through. We know how to bring the truth to light even in the most complex and difficult-to-prove medical malpractice cases.

Common Wrong Site Surgical Mistakes

Wrong site surgery often occurs when medical files are misread, when there is a lack of communication between medical staff members, when patients are transferred from one surgeon to another or when haste causes someone to mark the wrong location.

Wrong site surgery can take many forms, including negligence that results in:

  • Amputating the wrong limb
  • Removing an organ from the wrong patient
  • Operating on the wrong side of a patient
  • Operating on the wrong eye
  • Performing surgery on the wrong spinal disk
  • Performing a procedure on the wrong patient, such as prostate surgery or other cancer surgery in patients who were cancer-free

The Impact of Wrong Site Surgery

Having the wrong part of your body operated on can create a variety of serious and unnecessary health issues. You may spend more time in the hospital, undergoing additional surgeries and facing increased risk of infection. The impact that an incorrect procedure, especially an amputation, can have on your quality of life is immeasurable.

Get the Justice You Deserve. We Fight. You Win.

Regardless of the specific injury or error leading to the wrong site surgery, it is important to protect your rights. Our medical malpractice attorneys have the experience and knowledge to help victims of wrong site surgery obtain full and fair compensation for the losses they have suffered. To schedule a free consultation at our New York office, contact us via email or call 212-750-1200 or 1.888.4.TGLLAW. If you are unable to come to our office, we can travel to you.

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