Wrong-site surgery is a devastating tragedy for a patient. There is no excuse for this type of occurrence; the surgeon and the hospital are responsible. If you or a loved one has experienced wrong-site surgery, contact us for a free initial consultation.
At Dansker & Aspromonte, our attorneys represent people who have been harmed by surgical errors, including wrong-site surgery in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens, on Staten Island and Long Island or anywhere in New York.
Wrong-Site Surgery: A Preventable Error
Operating on the wrong part of a person’s body is a mistake that should never happen. While wrong-site surgery is rare, the most commonly occurring types include:
- Wrong-side surgery
- Wrong-digit surgery
- Wrong-vertebra surgery
Wrong-site surgery may be caused by misinformation being passed along to the surgeon by the hospital or team staff members or from the misperception by the surgeon during the procedure. To eliminate the possibility of mistakes, hospitals should have multiple, independent checks of the surgery to be done and the area of surgery. Marking the area of surgery on the patient’s body with bright markings can prevent mistakes.
Our attorneys thoroughly investigate and prosecute cases of wrong-site surgery by searching for the causes of error in medical logs and records.
New York Surgeon Malpractice Attorney
Serving Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island and the NYC Metro Area
If you or someone close to you has been injured due to a surgical mistake, our attorneys are here to help. Contact us today online or by telephone at 800-510-9695 to speak with experienced New York City Wrong Site Surgery Lawyers.