Although there are risks associated with all surgeries, there are generally accepted medical standards that all apply to doctors performing surgery.
If you were injured during surgery, or if a loved one was harmed or killed while undergoing surgery, you may be entitled to significant compensation. At DeFrancisco & Falgiatano, we represent clients throughout central New York who are pursuing a medical malpractice claim for a surgical error. Please call 315-479-9000 to schedule a free consultation to learn how we can help.
Surgical Errors Case Result (one example of many)
$1,300,000 for a negligent surgery
Common Causes of Surgical Errors
Surgical errors can occur from a variety of different perspectives such as:
- Improper positioning of patients
- Causing damage to adjacent tissue during surgery
- Anesthesia errors
- Failing to monitor patients during surgery
- Failing to appreciate changes in patient's condition during surgery
- Failing to convert to an open procedure during certain laparoscopic procedures where indicated
- Failing to examine the operative site before closure
- Failing to adequately perform Valsalva maneuvers to ensure adequate closure of tissue
It can be difficult to know who to turn to when surgical malpractice is suspected. As patients, we want to trust our doctors, but it is important to remember that even highly skilled and experienced physicians make mistakes. If you have been injured during surgery and want to talk about your legal options with a medical malpractice attorney, please do not hesitate to contact our law firm.
"As a result of medical errors, my spouse passed away. Needless to say this was a very significant loss for my young children and myself. I consulted with two attorneys, both of whom declined to take my case. I thereafter contacted Attorney Jeff DeFrancisco and within weeks a full workup of my case was completed and suit was filed. The insurance company refused to offer any compensation for my family's loss so we proceeded to trial. I was very impressed with Jeff DeFrancisco's preparation and representation at trial. After the 5th day of trial the insurance carrier settled my case through a confidential settlement. Mr. DeFrancisco went 'above and beyond' all my expectations. I would highly recommend Jeff DeFrancisco and I truly believe there is no better representation for personal injury matters." — S.M.
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To speak with a surgical malpractice attorney about your case, call DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers at 315-479-9000 or contact us online. We offer evening and weekend appointments as well as home and hospital visits.