Surgical Errors

Established New York Surgeon Malpractice Attorneys

While surgeries are most often highly complex, surgical errors can be quite simple. Was the doctor rushing when he or she grazed an adjacent organ or nerve with the scalpel? Were clearly laid-out procedures ignored? Were time-honored and even professionally or legally mandated standards of procedure brushed aside, resulting in serious injuries or wrongful death?

At the Manhattan medical malpractice firm of Smiley & Smiley, LLP, we can help you find out by providing caring, comprehensive and experienced legal representation. We draw on over 80 years of combined litigation experience and work with well-regarded experts to:

  • Review medical and surgical records
  • Review standards of care to determine if and when/where they weren't followed
  • Obtain statements for court that indicate how medical malpractice occurred and what results and injuries the malpractice lead to

Examples Of The Kind Of Representation We Provide

A recent case can serve as an example of our services. Our client visited a well-known hospital in the Bronx with complaints of swelling and pain in his left underarm. The doctors diagnosed a localized infection that needed to be drained by way of a simple surgical draining procedure.

While performing the "simple" procedure, though, the surgeon placed the scalpel blade too deep and severed our client's ulnar nerve, resulting in loss of sensation and use of our client's left arm and hand. We worked with numerous experts to document the surgical error and its results, then settled the case immediately prior to jury selection for $1.2 million.

If you know or suspect that a surgeon's error caused serious medical problems, contact our firm. We offer no-charge consultations and would be happy to answer all questions and provide a case analysis.

Contact Us

The attorneys of Smiley & Smiley, LLP, are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our office is conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan across from Grand Central Station at 122 East 42nd Street, 39th Floor. Our staff includes speakers of Spanish and Haitian Creole. To contact a New York City surgical error lawyer, call 212-986-2022 or toll free 866-SMILEYLAW.

Topics: Medical Malpractice