Q: I acquire a serious infection after my appendectomy. Can I sure for medical malpractice?

If you acquired a serious infection after undergoing an appendectomy, you may be able to sue and pursue compensation through a medical malpractice claim. It will depend on whether or not this was caused by medical negligence. This is where a hospital malpractice attorney can help.

It is not uncommon for a patient to develop an infection after a surgical procedure, including with an appendectomy. So developing an infection does not automatically qualify you to pursue a medical malpractice claim.

You must be able to demonstrate that some type of medical negligence occurred, such as a surgical error, and that as a result of it you were injured.

Doctors have a duty to provide safe, reasonable care to their patients. If a doctor breaches this duty of care and you are injured because of it, you may have the right to file a medical malpractice claim.

In the case of an appendectomy, if you developed an infection and the doctor failed to diagnose it or properly treat it, you have a better chance at a medical malpractice claim. Developing a post-surgical infection is not usually a case for medical malpractice.

Of course, speaking with a hospital malpractice attorney is really the best way to know what your legal rights are and if you have a valid medical malpractice claim worth pursuing. Your attorney will evaluate the details of your case to see if you are able to prove medical negligence caused your infection and then assess both the economic and non-economic damages you may have suffered.

Contacting a Hospital Malpractice Attorney

When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved because of a hospital error, you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a New York hospital malpractice attorney can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries, and decide if filing a New York medical malpractice claim is right for you.

At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of hospital malpractice attorneys to serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your New York medical malpractice claim, contact us today – 1-800-246-4878.

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