Many surgical procedures carry a risk of infection. Improper treatment of a surgical wound could lead to infection. Medical professionals have a duty to prevent infections by performing surgical procedures competently in sterile conditions. If you or a loved one suffered any type of harm due to a postoperative infection in New York City, contact Sullivan, Papain, Block, McGrath & Cannavo, P.C., today to schedule a free consultation with a lawyer.
Medical malpractice claims are notoriously complicated and time-consuming. The average person who suffered from a postoperative infection or whose loved one suffered from such an infection may not have the resources, time, and energy to pursue a claim alone without legal representation. An attorney not only provides a better degree of legal representation, but also typically leads to much more compensation than a plaintiff could secure alone.
Medical malpractice lawyers help build strong cases for their clients, consult with expert witnesses who can support a client’s claim, and handle correspondence with insurance companies on behalf of their clients. Ultimately, medical malpractice attorneys offer the best chance of holding a negligent medical professional responsible for a postoperative infection and securing the compensation owed to an injured patient for his or her damages.
A patient could contract a postoperative infection in many ways that indicate medical malpractice.
When a postoperative infection arises, the victim’s life could be in danger. Infections can interfere with the body’s natural immune responses, cause organ failure, or lead to permanent disabilities. A patient who suffers such effects can claim compensation for his or her damages in a medical malpractice claim.
New York places a 30-month statute of limitations on most personal injury claims, and most medical malpractice claims in New York must meet this time limit. New York places no caps or limits on the damages available to a plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit, so the potential recovery could be substantial with the help of the right attorney. Contact Sullivan, Papain, Block, McGrath & Cannavo, P.C., in New York City today to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our medical malpractice attorneys, and we will let you know how our firm can help.