Surgical Error Lawyer in Long Island, NY
Surgeons, anesthesiologists and surgical nurses are human. But there is little room for error when a person’s life or health is on the line. Medical errors in the waiting room, the operating room or recovery can result in permanent injury or premature death.
When a botched surgery or other negligence causes serious and lasting harm, the Long Island surgical error attorneys at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP is here to hold them accountable. Our surgical negligence lawyers have collected millions of dollars in malpractice cases, including surgical errors. Our focus is helping you recover — medically, financially and personally — from this devastating event. We are ready to help with everything.
Did the Surgical Team Make Unforgivable Errors? Contact us today for a free case evaluation. We offer experienced, aggressive representation in surgical error lawsuits. Se habla español.
Nassau County Surgical Error Lawyers
The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP in New Hyde Park handles surgical error cases in Long Island and nearby areas including Nassau County, Suffolk County and Queen. We have successfully sued surgeons and hospitals for surgical errors, such as:
- Foreign retained objects (sponges, clamps, etc.)
- Scalpel errors resulting in nerve damage, organ damage or internal bleeding
- Operating on the wrong body part
- Misdiagnosis or unnecessary surgery
- Anesthesia errors
- Failure to monitor in post-op recovery
- Sepsis and other infections
- Failure to obtain informed consent
Renowned trial lawyer Richard Jaffe has practiced in surgical complication litigation since 1995. He has cultivated a network of top experts necessary to take on medical providers and their insurance carriers. In conjunction with his focused knowledge of the law, Richard is a certified medic who has an uncommon understanding of the technical medical aspects. He knows how to guide the investigation and is skilled at deposing and cross-examining surgeons, witnesses and defense experts.
What went wrong in your surgery?
Surgeons are highly prone to burnout and depression, which can lead to laziness, complacency or mental lapses. Sometimes surgeons use cutting-edge techniques or technology without proper training or equipment. Surgical nurses sometimes take shortcuts or ignore strict pre-surgery, procedural and post-op protocols designed to prevent mistakes and keep patients safe. Every member of the surgical team has an obligation to speak up or follow up when errors do occur, but often the inclination is to cover up the evidence and cover for each other.
Our job is to uncover the negligence and demonstrate what could and should have been done to avoid our client’s tragic outcome. It costs nothing to find out if you have the basis for a viable lawsuit, and if we take your case there are no attorney fees unless we win compensation.
Call our Long Island surgical error lawyers at 516-358-6900 for a free consultation, or contact us online. We can arrange evening, weekend and off-site appointments, and we welcome inquiries from Nassau County, Suffolk County and throughout the NYC area. We speak Spanish and Russian.