Surgical and Anesthesia Errors

When a patient needs surgical care, a doctor is obligated to provide the patient with enough information to understand the need for treatment and the general manner in which the treatment will be accomplished. The doctor also owes the patient an explanation of other available alternative treatments or procedures in general use, whether or not recommended by the physician, as well as information about expected recuperation and possible complications.

At the Law Offices of Bradley A. Sacks, we have over 25 years' worth of experience in assisting people who have had surgical procedures that did not have the expected outcome or caused additional problems for the patient.  At a free consultation with our firm, you will have a chance to discuss what happened to you or a loved one to allow us to determine if medical records should be collected and reviewed.  Our experience, combined with our resources, including surgeons and other specialists who will review your records, enables us to assess whether or not the standards of care owed to you by a medical professional have been followed.

Complications can arise due to general, regional or local anesthesia.  Oftentimes the result of such complications can be devastating to the patient and his or her loved ones.  Our firm has a proven record of successfully representing patients and their families who have suffered anesthetic complications, including paralysis, nerve injuries, strokes and persistent vegetative states. We pride ourselves on our ability to analyze your situation and explain to you in plain English why you may be entitled to fair and appropriate compensation.

Recent Experience

Medical Malpractice/Surgical Error: New York, NY
$1.45 million settlement during trial for a claim of an improperly performed roux en y bariatric surgery procedure.

Medical Malpractice/Plastic Surgery: New York, NY
$17,500 verdict for lack of informed consent involving a mini-abdominoplasty that caused an unsightly scar requiring surgical revision.

Medical Malpractice/Surgical Error -- Paraplegia: Brooklyn, NY
$3.6 million settlement for a patient rendered paraplegic due to a claim of an improperly performed surgical procedure.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a surgical or an anesthesia error, contact us online, or telephone212-349-6171to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your situation and legal options.