New Jersey Surgical Negligence Attorney
No matter the circumstance, undergoing a surgical procedure can be stressful and potentially frightening. We place our health and lives in the hands of doctors, nurses and healthcare institutions, and, we are usually confident that they will provide proper, adequate and timely care which meets or exceeds the standards of the medical community.
Nevertheless, surgical procedures, no matter how minor, all carry inherent risks and potential consequences. We trust that our healthcare providers will guard against, and minimize those risks by adhering to the referenced standards of the medical community in the performance of preoperative evaluations and testing, in the actual performance of the surgery (including the administration of anesthesia), and, in the treatment rendered during the postoperative period.
Medical negligence surrounding the performance of surgical procedures can include:
|Inadequate informed consent (a failure to make material risks and consequences of a procedure, and alternative treatments known to a patient);|
|Improper clearance for surgery (misinterpretations of, or, failure to perform, pre- admission or preoperative testing);|
|Performance of contraindicated surgical procedures;|
|Improper operative and postoperative anesthesiological care;|
|Negligently performed procedures resulting in injuries which are not a reasonable risk of the procedure.|
|Failure to properly monitor and treat a patient during the postoperative/recovery period.|
Injuries resulting from pre, post and intraoperative treatment may be as a result of medical negligence. Blume Goldfaden’s NJ surgical mishap lawyers and medical staff have the knowledge and experience to determine if your treatment met appropriate standards, and, if a claim may be brought for your damages, injuries and losses. We will review your medical records to determine the viability of a potential claim, with no cost to you.