If you have ever been in the operating room for a surgical procedure, you may have felt at ease that the surgeons and surgical staff was adequately trained and licensed to perform the operation. You are essentially putting your life in the hands of these medical professionals, as well as their experience and knowledge. Surprisingly enough, however, there are a number of incidents where medical negligence causes serious problems for people who leave the operating room. One of the potential complications occurs when physicians leave surgical instruments behind in a patient’s surgical site. These shocking medical mistakes occur more often than you may think.
When you experience aches, pains or other symptoms, you probably schedule an appointment with your New York physician to determine the cause and outline a plan for treatment. When doctors make errors and fail to properly diagnose your condition, however, it can have a substantial impact on your overall prognosis. At La Sorsa & Beneventano, we understand how much an inaccurate, missed or delayed medical diagnosis can impact you, and we have helped many people whose health suffered because of a doctor’s negligence seek appropriate recourse.
People who are sick or suffering from a condition put their trust in medical professionals to determine what is wrong with them and to develop a treatment plan. While there are many knowledgeable health care professionals practicing in New York and across the United States, mistakes still occur. When physicians fail to diagnose patients or give the wrong diagnosis, it can cause serious long-lasting injuries and even death.