New York Personal Injury Attorneys

Failure To Diagnose Postoperative Infection Lawyer in Long Island

Infections are not uncommon, especially after surgery. Most of the time, infections are properly diagnosed and treated. Patients then walk away, relatively unharmed. In more rare cases, infections develop, and they are not properly diagnosed or properly treated. When this happens, infections can worsen, leading to serious injuries and sometimes death

If you or a loved one has sustained injuries due to a severe infection, contact a medical malpractice attorney at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C. to discuss your injuries. When medical professionals are responsible for your infection injuries, they should be held accountable. 

Our Medical Malpractice Team

  • Our Long Island medical malpractice attorneys have the experience and knowledge to successfully represent clients in cases against negligent medical professionals and institutions. Doctors may not be forthcoming about the cause of your injuries, but our attorneys are skilled at discovering and proving medical negligence. 
  • We care about our clients, and we want to see that they secure maximum compensation in every case. Our law firm has recovered more than $2 billion in personal injury awards for our clients in the past ten years.
  • Our attorneys will not collect attorneys’ fees until after you have secured compensation for your medical malpractice injuries and damages. We take our cases on a contingency fee basis because we want our clients to concentrate on their recovery without having to worry about paying legal fees.

Proving Medical Negligence

Proving a negligence claim involves showing that medical professionals breached their duty of care by providing substandard medical care. Patients must then prove that they suffered harm as a result of that breach. When an infection is not diagnosed and continues to progress, it may lead to sepsis, which can cause very severe injuries, including internal organ damage and death.

Infections And Medical Negligence

As mentioned above, infections are common after surgery. Part of a medical professional’s duty of care involves providing proper follow-up care after surgery. Because infections are so common, medical professionals have a responsibility to watch for any signs of infection and provide treatment as soon as possible. When patients receive substandard follow-up care, medical professionals may be responsible for undiagnosed infections and resulting injuries.

Medical professionals and institutions may also be responsible when unsanitary conditions are the direct cause of a patient’s infection. Medical facilities that are not properly cleaned and sterilized have a high risk of leading to patient infections. Contaminated medical equipment and instruments can lead to infections as well. After surgery, improper wound care may cause infections at the surgical site. 

How We Can Help

It is important to have an experienced legal advocate who will thoroughly investigate the cause of your infection. Investigations often involve reviewing medical records, looking into facility hygiene and sterilization practices, interviewing witnesses, and hiring medical experts when needed. Our New York personal injury law firm has a wealth of resources, and we have relationships with medical experts to help investigate and prove our medical malpractice cases.

Contact a Long Island medical malpractice attorney at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C. for a free case evaluation. We will discuss the facts of your case and potential recovery options. If medical negligence led to injuries sustained by you or a loved one, we will fight to see that you secure the financial recovery that you and your family deserve.