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Surgical Errors Archives

What are some tips for choosing a good surgeon?

If you need to undergo surgery, you are probably quite nervous as it is, but one thing that often calms the nerves is knowing you have a good surgeon. While there are many great surgeons in New York, you cannot afford to be careless with your health and safety. It helps to do your research first and know that when you go under the knife that you are in good hands.

Protocols designed to reduce the number of surgical errors

When people in New York receive word from their health care provider that they need to get surgery, the news is often met with angst about what will happen and what recovery will be like. The outcome of any surgery can be even more terrifying when a surgical error occurs. When patients are active participants in their health care and take a hands-on approach to coordinating their treatment, they can be much more confident in their safety and well-being during a surgical procedure. 

Can name confusion result in receiving the wrong surgery?

Surgical errors are a tragic form of medical malpractice not only because they can result in great harm or even death, but because they should never happen at all. Many surgical mistakes occur as a result of poor planning or organization. Sometimes a New York patient that is scheduled for an operation may actually receive the wrong type of surgery. In these cases, the surgery was intended for someone else and a mix-up occurred.

Being prepared for your surgery to reduce errors

If you have just received word that you need to get surgery, chances are you have begun to feel the storm of emotions that often accompany such news. While it would be convenient to rely on the preparation, knowledge and vigilance of your surgeon to provide the highest quality care, the risks of surgical errors are always present. At Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP, we have helped many people in New York to learn about how their preparation can better protect them from costly errors. 

Can you prevent an infection at your surgical site?

Coming to terms with the fact that you need surgery can sometimes be difficult, especially if the procedure is one that you are unfamiliar with. While you may have taken every precaution to understand what will happen and why it needs to happen, you do not have complete control over your surgeon's actions during your procedure. Fortunately, there are things you can do to protect yourself and prevent an infection from happening after your surgery takes place in New York.

Surgeon's negligence results in severe injuries, man left in coma

For many people in New York who are preparing to receive a surgical operation, the importance of planning ahead and following their doctor's orders is critical to make sure the operation is efficient and successful. In these situations, patients rely heavily on their doctor to provide professional medical care and to make decisions that are in their best interest. Surgeons who fail to recognize the critical nature of his or her job could end up losing their patients' trust, and in serious cases, compromise their patients' health and well-being. 

Can your preparation for surgery protect your safety?

Finding out that you need surgery is never exciting news, and your anxiety may triple when you have to work with a doctor in New York who you are not familiar with. While most doctors go to extensive efforts to prioritize their patients' safety, there is always a margin for error. Fortunately, with your commitment to actively preparing for your surgery, you may be able to put yourself in a better position to stay safe and avoid becoming the victim of a surgical injury. 

Surgical errors: what to know

Scheduling surgery is no small task for most New Yorkers; with all of the financial planning, and not to mention the mental and physical preparation that is often required before a procedure, facing the day of surgery should be the last overwhelming step.

Doctor, hospital named in lawsuit after costly surgical error

Every day, doctors in New York perform surgeries on their patients in hopes of providing relief from pain, healing and a better chance at having optimal health. During these procedures, communication is critical to guarantee that no mistakes are made that could ultimately compromise the long-term health, comfort and safety of the patient being operated on. However, there are times when lapses in judgment, blatant ignorance or careless mistakes result in missteps that are costly in terms of professional reputation as well as patient well-being. 

Protecting yourself from surgical errors through communication

If you are preparing for an upcoming surgery, you are probably facing some anxiety in anticipation for what will happen. While you can take the time to carefully prepare both emotionally and physically, it is imperative that you also spend time finding a reliable and professional surgical physician in New York. A surgical doctor who is an effective communicator is important to give you peace of mind and to reduce the risks that you become a victim of a costly surgical error. At Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP, we are experienced with the risks that surgical patients face.

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