Misuse of Surgical Tools
Syracuse Attorneys Helping Victims Recover Compensation
Surgeons use a wide array of surgical tools in their work. Advances in surgical technology have allowed them to perform surgery more effectively and efficiently. But human error poses a threat to patient health. When surgical tools are misused due to negligence, patients suffer the consequences. The medical malpractice lawyers at Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC help patients injured by the misuse of surgical tools recover financial compensation.
All members of the surgical team are required to follow an established standard of care when it comes to the use of surgical tools. This includes surgeons, nurses, nurse assistants, and surgical technicians. Hospitals are required to set policies and procedures designed to ensure that this standard of care is followed at all times.
Unfortunately, negligence can and does happen. Some examples of the misuse of surgical tools include:
- Improperly cleaning and sterilizing surgical tools
- Leaving a surgical tool inside a patient's body
- Using damaged or worn surgical tools
- Improper use of surgical tools
As result of this misuse, a patient can be left with an infection. Or a surgeon could puncture an internal organ, muscle or blood vessel. These types of injuries and infections from surgical errors are sometimes life-threatening. In some cases, a patient may be left with a disability. Even if the patient is able to recover fully, it could mean additional weeks or months of healing.
Unparalleled Experience That Gets Results
Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC holds negligent medical professionals accountable and fights to help patients recover the compensation they need and deserve. Medical professionals, hospitals and insurance companies all have lawyers looking out for their interests. You need to contact a law firm with the experience and resources to fight back and do what's best for you.
Malpractice cases involving the misuse of surgical tools can be complex. Our legal team knows where to look for evidence of negligence. We conduct our own investigation into what happened and consult medical experts. If we can't negotiate a settlement with the insurance company that meets your needs, our skilled litigators are ready to fight for you in court.