Everyone in New York understands that mistakes can happen at any time. In some cases, mistakes are simple and easily rectified, while, in others, mistakes are serious and could cause years of pain and suffering for an unfortunate individual. This is particularly true when it comes to health care. The potential impact of a medical mistake is one of the reasons why medical professionals are required to have years of education and extensive training before they are allowed to provide medical care. Unfortunately, even with a decade of learning and training, a surgical mistake can occur and cause a person a lifetime of pain.
With a large portion of the United States being overweight and obese, it isn't uncommon for individuals to undergo a weight loss surgery of some sort. Although there is generally not a problem during surgery, this doesn't mean that a surgical mistake cannot ever be made by the operating physician. In fact, it would appear that a surgical error occurred during a recent gastric bypass surgery for a man outside of New York, which now has him suing.
Hospitals here in New York have the capabilities to treat a large number of health conditions, illnesses and diseases. That is one of the reasons that patients entrust their health to the medical professionals at these hospitals, often without thinking twice about it. Unfortunately, doctor errors and mistakes can happen, even by the most well-known physiciansat a state-of-the-art hospital.
New York residents know that there are certain risks associated with surgical procedures. However, as a general rule, most in-office surgeries go according to plan. For one woman in another state, a surgical mistake that occurred during a routine intrauterine device (IUD) placement and has cost her the relationship with her daughter.
Residents of New York may, at some point in their lives, require medical treatment at one of the many fine hospitals located in the state. Patients admitted to these facilities place a great amount of trust in the medical staff assigned to take care of them. Unfortunately, medical errors that occur in hospitals are still a leading cause of death in America, and those who have lost a loved one due to these errors retain the right to pursue medical malpractice claims.
New York readers may be interested in hearing about a recent lawsuit filed by a woman from another state. A woman and her husband are filing a medical malpractice lawsuit against several physicians, a hospital and a diagnostic imaging company. The couple alleges that the defendants failed to diagnose her serious condition.
When a New York resident must go to a hospital for surgery or other procedure, they likely hope that their doctors will perform perfectly. If doctors are not perfect, they could potentially make a mistake that leads to additional illness or injury to patients. Such outcomes could lead to negative effects that patients may have to contend with for an extended period of time, and as a result, they may wish to consider medical malpractice claims.
An orthopedic doctor committed a major surgical error when it was learned that he performed surgery on the wrong ankle. The surgical error was discovered after the surgery was complete and it does not appear that the doctor has faced any immediate disciplinary actions besides a modest fine. While this particular incident occurred in another state, New York readers should be aware if their doctor has committed similar mistakes.
When a person schedules a surgery in New York, there is an expectation that it will be performed accurately. After all, they are likely paying a substantial fee for quality service. Unfortunately, a surgical mistake may occur, which can sometimes leave a patient with a permanent and irreparable injury.
Physicians spend years in school and residency before they are allowed to treat patients on their own. They are then presented with almost every type of case that they could possibly see in the future. Although they have the medical knowledge to diagnose and treat most conditions, they may sometimes make mistakes that result in medical malpractice claims.