For many Americans, undergoing surgery is stressful and overwhelming. While millions undergo surgery every year, many are inherently risky and could do further damage to your health if a mistake occurs. Before agreeing to any surgery, it is essential to be informed about every step of the process to help you protect yourself from any potential complications.
If you have been injured during a surgery performed by a negligent healthcare professional, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, our attorneys are dedicated to helping our clients file successful medical malpractice claims in New York. We pride ourselves on taking a personalized approach to every case to ensure each client’s unique needs are addressed. When you partner with us, you can rest assured that you have an aggressive advocate on your side.
5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before Your Surgery
Ensuring you are well informed before surgery is one of the most effective ways to protect yourself from medical malpractice. A few questions you should ask your healthcare provider before surgery include the following:
What Is the Procedure, and Why Is It Needed?
Your doctor should be able to plainly explain what the procedure is and how it will impact your health. A trustworthy doctor will be able to walk you through each step of the procedure and provide you with relevant examples.
Are There Any Other Treatment Options Available?
In some cases, medications, lifestyle changes, or other non-surgical methods may be just as effective in treating your condition. Your doctor should be able to explain all treatment options as well as their various benefits and drawbacks. This information can help prepare you to make an informed decision about whether or not you should undergo surgery.
What Are the Risks Associated With This Procedure?
All surgeries have some level of risk, and it is essential to understand all possible complications before agreeing to go under the knife. Ask your healthcare provider to explain every possible complication and its potential impact on your health. Additionally, you should also be made aware of any effects human error could have on your health and safety.
What Type of Anesthesia Will Be Used?
Your doctor should explain if local, general, or regional anesthesia will be administered during your procedure and the reasoning behind this decision. It is also important to know who will administer your anesthesia and if they are highly qualified to do so.
What Can I Expect During My Recovery?
Knowing what to expect after surgery is almost as critical as what to expect during the procedure. Understanding the length of your hospital stay, the limitations you will be under, and what supplies or medications you will need is vital for a smooth and successful recovery.
Discuss Your Case With a Trusted Medical Malpractice Attorney at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe
If you have suffered injuries due to a surgical error in New York, do not hesitate to contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney. At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, our lawyers are dedicated to helping medical malpractice victims recover the maximum compensation for their injuries and other losses. When you retain our services, you can trust us to thoroughly investigate your case and build a solid claim on your behalf. To schedule a free consultation with a member of our team, call us at (866) 924-1787 or complete our contact form today. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to learn more about our team and other legal topics.
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