Long Island Surgery Errors & Malpractice Lawyer
There are always risks with surgery, and not every bad outcome is grounds for a lawsuit. A medical malpractice claim arises from foreseeable and preventable mistakes of the surgeon or support staff before, during or after the procedure.
If your loved one suffered severe injury or died from an operation, The Raimondo Law Firm has the experience and resources to prove that surgical errors were not an “acceptable risk” but a deviation from the established standards of care.
We have secured monetary damages in surgical malpractice claims throughout Long Island and New York City. Call our Lake Grove office immediately at 631-471-1222 for a free case evaluation.
Surgeon Malpractice and Hospital Mistakes
Our cases have covered the spectrum of surgical errors:
- Operating on the wrong body part or wrong side
- Performing the wrong procedure
- Operating on the wrong patient
- Retained foreign objects (leaving sponges, clamps and other medical equipment inside the patient)
- Anesthesia errors
- Surgeon error (slicing arteries or nerves, perforating organs)
- Disfiguring results of plastic surgery
- Sepsis from non-sterile procedures
- Failure to monitor patients in post-operative recovery
- Failure to obtain informed consent
You may have a case for damages if surgical errors resulted in brain damage, organ failure, hemorrhage, nerve damage, loss of use, life-threatening infection or other grave illness or lasting injury. The Raimondo Law Firm pursue compensation for ongoing or corrective medical care, lost earnings, pain and suffering and the emotional trauma. In the event of a wrongful death from surgical malpractice, we seek damages for the economic loss and the loss of family contributions.
Why Did This Happen? Could It Have Been Prevented?
Surgical errors are a departure from the accepted standard of care for the profession. Did the nurses and doctors do their pre-surgery checkdowns — counting instruments, verifying patient ID and the procedure to be performed? Was the surgeon fatigued, under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or improperly qualified for the operation? Did nurses speak up if they thought something was wrong, or fail to monitor the patient?
Trial lawyer The Raimondo Law Firm brings 30 years of experience to your case, and personally investigates to prove the negligence. Contact our Long Island law firm for a free initial consultation to determine if you have a solid case. We take no attorney fees unless we obtain compensation. We have staff who are fluent in both Spanish and Greek.