When Surgeons Make Mistakes
Every surgery has its risks. However, many bad surgical outcomes could have been prevented if the medical providers had followed the accepted standards of care.
The medical malpractice attorneys of Chiariello & Chiariello represent clients who suffered serious harm because of the negligence of a surgeon, nurse, hospital or other health care provider. We have decades of legal experience and a record of success in hospital negligence and surgical malpractice claims.
Please contact our law firm if you were harmed by a surgical error, such as:
- Instruments or sponges left inside the patient
- Wrong surgery
- Surgery on wrong body part
- Hospital-acquired infections
- Anesthesia errors
- Post-surgical errors, including nursing medication errors
- Failure to respond to signs of infection or hemorrhage
- Malpractice in interventional procedures, such as stent placement
- Bariatric surgery malpractice
- Laparoscopic surgery malpractice
- Failure to obtain consent
Despite an increased focus on avoiding medical mistakes in surgery, thousands of people across the country are injured or killed by hospital negligence and surgical errors each year. A study by the Institute of Medicine reported that 98,000 people die each year from preventable medical errors, including surgical errors. The health research organization HealthGrades reported in 2009 that medical errors were responsible for more than 92,000 potentially preventable in-hospital deaths among Medicare beneficiaries alone.
Holding Hospitals and Surgeons Responsible for Negligence
Our law firm has the resources and specific legal knowledge required to help patients injured by surgical errors recover compensation for damages such as pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages or income, loss of future earning capacity and more.
To arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced lawyer, please contact Chiariello & Chiariello by e-mail or call 888-692-1540. From offices in Glen Cove and Forest Hills, our lawyers represent clients in Queens, the other boroughs of New York City, and Long Island.