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Wrong Site Surgery

New York Wrong Site Surgery Attorney

Experienced New York Lawyers for Amputation Error Claims

There are many things that can go wrong in an operating room. Though surgeons are well-trained and often highly-skilled, instances of wrong-site surgery can still occur. This can be one of the most traumatic types of malpractice cases, leaving patients seriously injured and often missing an essential part of his or her body that was perfectly healthy. Unfortunately, these situations occur every year and in numerous hospitals throughout New York and the rest of the country.

At Hacker Murphy, our attorneys pride themselves on offering experienced and knowledgeable representation to clients who have been the victim of medical malpractice. We understand the emotions that accompany wrong-site surgery cases, as well as other types of surgical error matters. Clients are often left wondering what their rights are and if they have any options for taking action against the negligent parties. Our firm can help you understand your rights and explore your options for seeking compensation for the injuries and disabilities you have suffered as the result of wrong-site surgery. Contact us today and schedule a consultation.

What are the Risk Factors for Wrong Site Surgery?

There are certain risk factors that have been identified as leading to an increased chance of wrong-site surgery, such as:

  • More than one surgeon being involved on the case
  • Multiple procedures being performed in one trip to the operating room
  • Multiple procedures being performed on different sides and regions of the body
  • Patient transfer between surgeons
  • Time constraints on the surgeons
  • Unusual patient positioning in order to deal with patient characteristics, such as deformity or obesity

Contact a Wrong Site Surgery Lawyer in Albany, NY, Today

Do not let those who have committed medical malpractice by performing a wrong-site surgery go on without taking responsibility for their actions. Contact us for a free consultation by phone or schedule a confidential in-person meeting with an attorney at one of our four convenient offices in Albany, Schenectady, Troy, or Saratoga Springs, NY. Flexible appointments, including evenings and weekends, are available upon request.

Our highly-skilled legal team also represents injured victims with other types of malpractice cases, including:

Have Questions?

  • If I hire an attorney but do not want to go to trial, can I settle?
    In the course of preparing a case for trial, your personal injury attorney will work with the defense attorneys and insurance companies in an effort to secure a fair settlement for you and your family. The final decision to accept an offer of settlement or go to trial is yours alone to make.
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  • If arrested, what steps can I take on my behalf?

    1. Do not discuss your situation with anyone except your attorney.

    2. Unless your attorney says otherwise, do not discuss your case with law enforcement.

    3. Request to have your attorney present if you are to be put in a lineup or subjected to testing.

    4. Remain calm and courteous. Allow your attorney to speak for you to ensure that your rights are protected and you are given all the benefits afforded to you under the law.
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  • What is the difference between criminal procedure and civil procedure?
    When a crime has been committed, action is taken by a government agency against the person, persons, organization or other entity that violated the law. The first purpose of a criminal prosecution is punishment, which frequently consists of a fine or jail time. In a civil matter, the dispute is between two or more individuals or entities. The first purpose of a civil prosecution is obtaining compensation for the wronged person or entity. Settlement in a civil matter is generally an award of a money judgment. A criminal sentence is not imposed in a civil matter.
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