Surgical Errors

In today's hospitals, surgical patients are seen by so many people — untrained residents, exhausted doctors, overworked nurses. Unfortunately, it has become almost inevitable for someone to make a mistake. When a surgical error results in a serious injury or wrongful death, the legal team at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., wants to hear about it.

Seeking Justice for Victims of Surgical Errors

Our experienced and accomplished medical malpractice attorneys are dedicated to securing justice and the compensation accident victims are entitled. We have more than 40 years of experience proving fault in highly complex medical malpractice claims in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. Put our law firm's experience and legal resources to work for you.

Just because a surgeon made a mistake or a complication arose after surgery does not automatically mean that there are grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. However, certain complications such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE), post-surgical infections and brain injury caused by anesthesia errors are well-known. There are established standards of care to prevent these serious, life-threatening complications. When those standards are not followed, a medical malpractice lawsuit can be the best way to obtain justice.

An introduction to surgical errors and medical malpractice

When a medical professional fails to properly monitor a patient during or after surgery, severe injury or loss of life is often the result. It can take a highly experienced lawyer to gather the necessary evidence and aggressively pursue maximum recovery in these cases.

We handle a wide range of surgical error cases, including:

  • Spinal cord surgical errors
  • Compartment syndrome malpractice
  • Dental malpractice
  • Plastic surgery complications
  • Surgical errors when surgeons are intoxicated or under the influence of drugs

We have the skills and legal resources to prove fault in highly complex surgical error claims. Our legal team is committed to helping you secure a full financial recovery so you can obtain the compensation you are entitled.

Anesthesia Errors

If an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist makes a mistake, the consequences can be life-threatening. At the law firm of Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., in New York City, we are committed to holding medical professionals accountable for failing to follow standard medical procedures. We provide a voice for families and victims of anesthesia errors seeking justice.

Even the most experienced anesthesiologists are known to make miscalculations. Our law firm's medical malpractice lawyers have a comprehensive understanding of the standard procedures anesthesiologists and nurses are expected to follow. We can pinpoint when mistakes are considered malpractice in a failure to implement standard protocol.

Uncovering Acts of Medical Malpractice

At the law firm of Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., we act quickly to investigate the series of events that occurred during a surgery. Our firm's lawyers work with industry-leading medical experts to uncover any negligence.

We understand that anesthesiologists commonly oversee four or five operating rooms simultaneously. Nurse anesthetists are trained to be leaders in operating rooms, while anesthesiologists are pulled into other operating rooms.

We will review medical records to understand if nurse anesthetists were poorly trained to put patients under, monitor oxygen levels, blood pressure and other vital signs during the surgery. We will also seek to determine if anesthesiologists failed to provide the nurse anesthetists with proper supervision, possibly leading to prolonged sedation. Our ability to consult industry-leading medical specialists helps us illustrate to jurors how anesthesiologists or nurse anesthetists failed to follow standard medical procedures.

Pursuing a Full Recovery for Victims of Anesthesia Errors

Our law firm's top priority is to help you and your family recover financial compensation for any damages associated with medical malpractice. We understand that no dollar amount will bring back your loved one or give you back the life you used to live. But, we do not want you and your family to shoulder the financial burden alone.

Our firm's medical malpractice attorneys will pursue maximum compensation covering medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We will also seek damages for any funeral expenses or the loss of companionship. We offer a compassionate, yet aggressive, approach focused on proving fault and helping your family obtain much-needed compensation.

Spinal Cord Surgery Errors

Surgeons have a tremendous responsibility to their patients while they are on the operating table, especially when they are working around the spinal cord. They must know what is on the radiological study, such as X-rays, MRIs or CAT scans, and what the nurses at their side must do correctly throughout the procedure. If you were injured because of a mistake during surgery, you have a right to know what went wrong and to be compensated for it.

When a surgical error results in your serious injury or the wrongful death of a loved one, the team at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., can help you recover the compensation you deserve.

When Is a Surgical Error a Mistake, and When Is It Malpractice?

While not every mistake made during surgery results in a medical malpractice lawsuit, it is in your best interest to have an experienced lawyer review your case and determine what options you have. There are established standards of care to prevent these serious, life-threatening complications during surgery. When those standards are not followed, a medical malpractice lawsuit can be the best way to obtain justice.

When surgeons make mistakes during spinal cord surgery, severe injury and loss of life is often the result. In these highly complex cases, it can take a highly experienced lawyer to gather the necessary evidence and aggressively pursue maximum recovery in these cases.

Compartment Syndrome

The human anatomy is highly complex. Muscles in our arms and legs are bounded by tissues in several compartments. When muscles swell beyond a normal amount, this space can become limited for the muscles to function properly. This is known as compartment syndrome, a painful medical condition when blood supply in the compartments is cut off, damaging the tissues and often leading to serious complications.

Doctors and nurses are responsible to take immediate action when compartment syndrome is first identified. When medical professionals fail to take surgical steps to relieve pressure from the area affected by compartment syndrome in a timely manner, patients can lose their mobility and ultimately their lives. This is a highly complicated area of the law.

Seeking Compensation for Victims of Compartment Syndrome

Proving fault in relation to compartment syndrome complications is highly complicated. However, this is a challenge our legal team does not shy away from.

At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., all of our medical malpractice claims are prepared with enough evidence to prove fault in trial. We can consult medical-leading experts to show standard operating procedures were ignored, putting your life at great risk. Our legal team not only knows how to prove fault but will illustrate the full extent of damages you have endured.

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We want the at-fault party to understand the emotional and physical complications stemming from its negligent actions. When you are no longer able to continue working or maintain the lifestyle you did before the surgical error, we want to make that clear. Our legal team is committed to helping you obtain maximum compensation for your injuries.

We are committed to helping you secure the compensation you need for today and well into the future. Contact our lawyers today for a free initial consultation. There is no risk in reaching out to us for help.