The New York medical malpractice attorneys of Weinstein, Chase, Messinger & Peters, P.C. represent surgical patients who have been injured by defective or dangerous surgical instruments or the misuse in surgery of otherwise safe equipment.
Our firm recognizes that major advances in the development of surgical equipment have led to better outcomes for thousands of patients. And because surgery is invasive, it unavoidably poses a certain amount of risk that the patient acknowledges in exchange for the potential benefits of an effective surgical outcome.
However, patients have the right to expect that their surgeons will not expose them to unacceptable danger of injury by using the wrong surgical instruments or by using the right equipment improperly. Patients also have the right to assume that the devices and instruments have been tested and proved effective and that the products used in their surgeries are free of defects that can cause them to injure or fail.
Unfortunately, the standards that patients should have the right to reasonably expect are not always met in practice. Doctors do make mistakes by selecting the wrong implants, misusing equipment, puncturing organs with instruments too sharp to be used in a type of surgery, leaving surgical sponges inside the patient after the operation or even causing burns.
The result can be injury or death during the surgery or from complications caused by the surgical instruments or implanted devices. If the device is defective and fails, the patient suffers or even dies because the surgery fails to solve the medical problem, with an outcome that may even be potentially life threatening.
Contact a New York medical malpractice attorney with any questions you may have about your legal rights in a case of injury by surgical equipment, or to schedule a free consultation. Even more than lawyers, we consider ourselves client counselors. Let’s look ahead. Together.
The New York medical malpractice law firm of Weinstein, Chase, Messinger & Peters, P.C. in Brooklyn, New York represents clients throughout the New York (NYC) metropolitan area, including the five boroughs: Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, and Queens. The counties we serve include Suffolk County, Nassau County, Westchester County, and Putnam County.