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New York Surgical Error Attorney Here For You


People throughout New York undergo surgery every day, whether it be to repair a fracture, remove a cyst or tumor or for cosmetic purposes.  Every procedure that is performed has a risk associated with the procedure.  Every time a person undergoes surgery, he or she is placing their life in the hand of the surgeon.  Mistakes can happen in the operating room.  However, some surgical errors could have been avoided if only the surgeon and surgical staff had acted in accordance with the accepted standard of medical care.


Whether your surgery is a basic routine procedure or a more complicated operation like an organ transplant, the surgeon, anesthesiologist, nurses, physicians and other staff must follow the appropriate standard of care. Any injury resulting from their failure to follow these standards of care may be the result of surgical malpractice and you may be entitled to compensation for this deviation in the standard of care. If you have been injured you should speak with a New York surgical error attorney.

The most common examples and causes of surgical errors include:


  •     Performing surgery on the wrong part of the body;

  •     Performing unnecessary surgeries;

  •     Negligent use of surgical tools;

  •     Negligent sanitary preparation for surgery;

  •     Misreading or ignoring laboratory results;

  •     Failing to follow up with a patient after surgery;

  •     Discharging a patient prematurely;

  •     Disregarding or not taking appropriate patient history

  •     Unnecessarily delayed surgery, causing further complications;

  •     Negligently leaving surgical instruments, sponges, or towels in the patient;

  •     Failing to recognize symptoms, or misdiagnosing;

  •     Failing to advise a patient of all potential risks;

  •     Negligent damage to parts of the body not being operated on;

  •     Inattentive staff or doctors;

  •     Failure to construct a surgical plan; and

  •     Reckless decisions under pressure.


If you or a loved one has suffered due to a surgical error, we will stand up for your rights.  Our team of New York surgical error attorneys are always available to answer your questions.  Our New York surgical error attorneys are very responsive to phone calls and emails 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  Our team of New York surgical error attorneys will work swiftly, efficiently, and aggressively to meet your needs and to obtain a favorable result for you.


Every surgical error claim is unique and fact specific.  Our New York surgical error attorneys have an efficient process for handling potential claims for anesthesia error. We first sit down with the patient and interview them to find out the circumstances surrounding condition and how their current situation came to be. We will then obtain your medical records and review them.  Our New York surgical error attorneys will conduct the necessary due diligence and have top medical experts review the injured patient’s medical records. Once we have completed our initial investigation, we will sit down with you again to go over your options and will work together with you to get you a favorable outcome.


In most cases, the time for commencing a medical malpractice claim is two and a half years from the time of the malpractice. There are certain circumstances where the statute of limitations time period is shorter.  Time is of the essence.  The New York Surgical Error Attorneys at the Law Office of Dimitrios Kourouklis, Ph.D offer free initial consultations to discuss your rights. You can contact us at 929-400-7608 or via email to learn more about your rights so that we can obtain the best outcome for you.


DISCLAIMER: This site and any information contained herein are solely intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice nor does it form an attorney-client relationship. Seek competent legal counsel for advice on any legal matter.



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