Essex County Surgical Error Lawyer
When you have been injured, you expect professional and ethical treatment from the medical facility in which you will receive your surgery, as well as from the medical professionals themselves. When this does not happen, serious, sometimes fatal surgical errors occur. At Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC, we are prepared to hold negligent and careless doctors and hospitals accountable for the injuries they have caused you or your loved ones during surgery. Since the firm’s founding, our team of skilled New Jersey lawyers has obtained more than $500 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients. Contact our firm today to discuss whether you may have a medical malpractice claim with an experienced Essex County surgical error lawyer today.
Types of cases our surgical error lawyers handle
Our lawyers have years of legal experience successfully handling a wide range of medical malpractice cases throughout the state. Often, the serious mistakes in our medical malpractice cases include:
- Leaving surgical instruments and pads inside the body
- Perforating or puncturing an organ or other structure
- Amputation of the wrong limb
- Injury to or around the surgical site area on the body
- Improper surgical procedure
- Operating on the wrong patient
- Operating on the wrong body part
If you have suffered catastrophic injuries resulting from any of the above surgical mistakes, it is time to pursue justice. While Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC, cannot eliminate the event that caused you or your loved one significant pain and damage, we can help you obtain maximum compensation for your losses. This compensation may help reduce the burden of:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of independence
- Loss of enjoyment of life
We will prepare your case by working closely with you to learn about the unique circumstances surrounding your medical malpractice claim. With the help of medical experts and important medical evidence regarding your injuries, our lawyers will create a strong defense for your case. Our attorneys are result-oriented, meaning they are prepared to fight for your rights in trial when a negotiated settlement cannot be reached.
Why do surgical errors occur?
There are many reasons why a surgical error can occur. For one, a surgeon who has not performed the procedure many times may lack the skill to operate successfully. Surgical errors can occur from a lack of preoperative planning. Surgeries must be well-prepared, and when they are not, surgical errors often result. Sometimes, surgical errors occur when a surgeon takes shortcuts during a procedure. Poor communication has led to many surgical errors, including mistakes in the dosage of medication and even mismarking the point of incision.
Additionally, fatigue is a leading culprit in surgical errors. Medical professionals often work long shifts and procedures can last many hours. When a surgeon is tired, he or she could make mistakes that lead to surgical errors. Drugs and alcohol have also impacted surgeons and staff. The job of health care professionals can be stressful and some turn to substances to cope. This can lead to mistakes. Finally, neglect can play a large role in mistakes occurring during surgery. Sometimes, a surgeon is just not careful enough, fails to ensure properly sterilized instruments, or uses defective surgical equipment. With so many factors that can lead to medical mistakes and surgical errors, discussing your case with an Essex County surgical error lawyer is in your best interest.
Contact Our Essex County Surgical Error Lawyers Today
We invite you to contact Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC today for powerful, effective legal representation in your medical malpractice case. Our law firm represents clients across New Jersey. We offer free initial consultations. Our legal services are provided on a contingency fee basis — if we accept your case, there is no fee unless we recover damages for you. Contact our office today to learn how we can effectively represent your interests after suffering malpractice.