Were You Injured During Laparoscopic Surgery?
The increasing popularity of laparoscopic surgery is partially due to the perception that it is less risky than more invasive types of surgery. An inexperienced or negligent surgeon, however, can cause serious harm to his or her patient during laparoscopic surgery.
At the Law Offices of Charles N. Rock, we help injured patients and their families pursue restitution for surgical errors. To schedule a free consultation with New York laparoscopic malpractice lawyer Charles Rock, contact us today. You will not pay a fee unless we help you obtain compensation.
Was Your Laparoscopic Surgery Performed Correctly?
Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive type of surgery performed through small incisions with the aid of imaging equipment. Not all types of surgery can be performed laparoscopically. The following are the most common types of surgery done this way:
- Gall bladder surgery
- Gynecological surgery
- Gastric banding for weight loss
When laparoscopic surgery is performed correctly, it reduces the risk of infection and other complications. It can also reduce scarring and recovery time. For these reasons, this type of surgery has become very popular over the course of the past few decades.
In order to perform laparoscopic surgery correctly, a surgeon needs special hand-eye coordination skills and must be able to accurately interpret the video images transmitted through the laparoscope. The development of these specific skills typically requires practice and experience.
Do You Have a Malpractice Claim for Restitution?
If you’ve been injured or have lost a loved one as a result of a laparoscopic surgical error, the doctor who performed the surgery may be liable for medical malpractice for failing to follow the appropriate professional standards during the procedure.
Contact Medical Malpractice Lawyer Charles N. Rock
New York has strict time limits on medical malpractice claims, and a claim cannot move forward without an expert opinion from a qualified medical professional. If you believe you may have a case, don’t hesitate to contact our medical malpractice attorney to discuss your options. Serving Newburgh, New Paltz, Kingston, Middletown, New Windsor, Poughkeepsie, NY.