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Surgical Tool Misuse

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.

If you have suffered an injury as a result of the misuse of surgical tools, contact us for a free consultation. We'll go over the details of your case and explain your legal options.

Record-Setting Victories for Our Clients

Millions of Dollars Won for Victims of Medical Malpractice
  • The Largest Award in Onondaga County $47,100,000

    Automobile/product liability action against snow plow manufacturer after client sustained a brain injury (Supreme Court, Onondaga County).

  • Injured in a Pedestrian Bridge Collapse $17,000,000

    Legal action taken against the state of New York after a pedestrian bridge collapse left a client severely injured.

  • Car Accident Results in Brain Damage $9,000,000

    Legal action taken against a pickup truck driver and owner and manufacturer after client was broadsided, sustaining severe brain damage (Supreme Court, Onondaga County).

  • Truck Accident Results in Quadriplegia $8,500,000

    Legal action taken against a trucking company and truck manufacturer after a client was injured and left a quadriplegic (Supreme Court, Onondaga County).

  • Personal Injury & Wrongful Death $5,500,000

    Legal action taken against an SUV manufacturer and repair shop for personal injury and wrongful death (Supreme Court, Onondaga County).

  • Airplane Crash Results in Death $5,500,000

    Legal action taken against an airplane manufacturer after a crash resulting in severe burns and wrongful death (Federal District Court, Northern District of New York).

  • Infant Suffered Brain Damage in a Birth Injury $3,000,000

    Legal action taken against a physician and hospital after a C-section was not performed in a timely fashion, leaving an infant with severe brain damage, quadriplegia and cerebral palsy (Superior Court, Rutland, VT).

  • Car Accident Results in Severe Injuries $2,430,000

    Legal action taken against a motor vehicle driver and the state after a client suffered severe injuries during a crash in which a guardrail impaled a vehicle (Supreme Court, Onondaga County).

  • Brain Damage After a Medication Error $1,850,000

    We recovered $1.85 million for a client who suffered brain damage after a medication error.

  • Brain Damage From Drug Interaction $1,185,000

    Legal action taken against a hospital and physician after a client was left with brain damage as a result of a drug interaction (Supreme Court, Jefferson County).


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  • Maximized Case Value

    We are committed to maximizing the value of every case to ensure that our clients receive the necessary compensation to get back on their feet.

  • Experience on Your Side

    We possess decades of experience fighting for justice on behalf of people who have suffered serious injuries due to someone else’s negligence.

  • Direct Involvement in Your Case

    Our partners are directly involved in every case that we take on, ensuring that each client receives the dedicated attention he or she deserves.

  • Record-Setting Results

    We have secured many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients, including the largest award in Onondaga County.

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