Some Doctors Can Cause Pain in the Buttocks!

butt augmentation medical malpractice lawyerIn general, plastic surgery has become extremely popular. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), buttocks augmentation is the fastest-growing type of plastic surgery in the United States.  Like any cosmetic procedure, buttocks augmentation presents an increased risk of serious medical complications. However, if the medical complication occurred as a result of the doctor’s negligence, a person may have grounds to recover damages.… Read the rest

Infections After Surgery May Give Rise to a Medical Malpractice Claim

medical malpractice lawyer New York CityUnder certain circumstances, a patient may be required to undergo a surgical procedure. Upon completion of a surgical procedure, the wound may become infected as a result of medical negligence, which may give rise to a medical malpractice claim.  A surgical infection is extremely serious and can result in fatal consequences if left untreated.  Commonly, surgical infections will appear within thirty days of a procedure. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), reported that approximately 35 percent of infections are related to a hospital procedure. In 2011, there were over 75,000 deaths as a result of a hospital procedure … Read the rest

Improper Administration, Monitoring, and Removal of Surgical Staples May Give Rise to Medical Malpractice

Long Island medical malpractice lawyerIn the healthcare field, surgical staples are often used to close an incision from an operation or a wound. Surgical staples connect skin together using a disposable stapler. Once the wound is healed, a special stapler remover will be used to remove the existing staples.  However, if the insertion or removal of these staples is not completed properly, a patient may experience severe or even life-threatening injuries. At times, a clinician may make a mistake throughout this process, which may give rise to a claim of action. This may entitle a patient to compensation for the injuries that he or … Read the rest

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits for Surgical Errors

Long Island medical malpractice lawyerWhen we visit the doctor or are under the care of a medical professional, there is a certain expectation that we will receive good treatment and that no harm will befall us. That is the unspoken pact between a medical professional and the patient. Sadly, there are many instances in which that pact is broken. In these cases, it’s important to speak with our personal injury attorneys to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Right now, our team would like to focus on one especially dangerous kind of medical mistake: surgeon error. These acts of surgical negligence are inexcusable and the … Read the rest

Technology Being Introduced to Cut Risk of Surgical Sponges Being Left in Patients

Last month’s $10 million settlement of a suit brought by a woman who underwent surgery for diverticulitis of the colon wherein a surgical sponge was left behind is a reminder of how frequent this complication occurs and of how potentially dangerous it can be.

A 2003 study in the New England Journal of Medicine reported that sponges and other foreign objects were left behind after abdominal surgeries at a rate of 1 for every 1,000 to 1,500 such operations. Several medical-products companies say sponges are the most common foreign objects left behind in surgeries. Surgical sponges are made of gauze … Read the rest