Surgical Errors And Serious Injuries

Every surgical procedure involves an element of risk. There may be times when patients suffer harm during surgery, but that harm should not be the result of negligence on the part of a doctor, nurse or anesthesiologist.

If you or a loved one was injured during surgery because of negligence or a mistake that could have been prevented through reasonable care, that is medical malpractice — and you deserve compensation and a chance to hold the doctor accountable.

Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C.
Serving Victims of Surgical Malpractice Since 1965
Contact Us Online or Call for a Free Consultation 212.732.4992 or 800.340.4992

Injured As A Result Of A Surgical Mistake? We Can Help

The medical malpractice lawyers at Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., in New York City help injured people and families who have lost loved ones get justice and the money damages to which they are entitled. We have a strong track record of successful verdicts and settlements in medical malpractice cases.

For more than 50 years, we have been fighting for injured people. We bring medical malpractice cases to court when surgical errors result in serious injury.

Our attorneys are qualified to pursue medical malpractice claims against hospitals, surgeons, anesthesiologists, and other operating room personnel for:

  • Wrong-site surgery
  • Wrong-patient surgery
  • Wrong surgical procedure performed
  • Surgical instruments left in the body
  • Injury to organs, blood vessels and nerves
  • Improper antiseptic practices leading to infection
  • Anesthesia overdoses and medical errors
  • Failure to monitor patients in recovery

Not all bad surgery outcomes are the result of surgery mistakes or medical malpractice. Generally, only another medical doctor can say if accepted practices were followed and can identify the surgical errors that were made. We work closely with leading medical experts to determine whether negligence played a role in your injury.

Sample Surgical Malpractice Case Results

$3 Million settlement during trial for catastrophic injuries for medical malpractice for 73-year old patient who was undergoing routine bypass surgery but was given blood transfusion with the wrong blood type, and suffered renal failure and below-knee leg amputation.

$2 Million settlement for medical malpractice for 16-year old victim of knife attack, where the hospital failed to detect and treat a hole in his intestine, which resulted in feces getting into his lungs.

We handle all surgical malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay no attorney fees unless we recover money damages for you. We also provide a free initial consultation.

Contact Us For Answers | We Understand Medical Negligence Cases

If you have suffered serious injury or a family member has died as a result of a surgical error, contact Arye, Lustig & Sassower by e-mail or call our Manhattan offices at 800.340.4992 or locally at 212.732.4992.

Case Results

Since 1965, we’ve recovered over $1 BILLION on behalf of our clients. read more
  • $2.1 million settlement

    for 33-year old electrician who fell from ladder while attempting to fit heavy cable into crown box when cable sprung back and struck him, causing him to suffer left shoulder injury with impingement.

  • $1.6 million settlement

    for 38-year old electrician who slipped and fell on debris on stairway with resulting cervical herniated disc and aggravation of pre-existing arthritic changes.

  • $2.55 million settlement

    for 42-year old electrician who fell into an uncovered, unprotected hole and suffered a severe low back injury with herniated disc(s) that required surgery at L4-5 and L5-S1 levels.

  • $1.75 million settlement

    for 26-year old construction worker who fell through opening in roof and fractured his wrist, requiring surgery with open reduction and internal fixation, external fixation device, and eventual fusion.

  • $2.5 million settlement

    for 38-year old female electrician (with history of prior neck injury) who tripped on uneven Masonite protective floor covering, and suffered neck injury with herniated discs requiring cervical fusion.

  • $1.2 million settlement

    during trial for 40-year old sheet metal worker who was struck in the neck and shoulder by an air conditioning unit and suffered herniated cervical discs and cervical radiculopathy.