I Woke Up From Anesthesia to Discover I Had Had the Wrong Surgery in a New York Hospital. How Did This Happen To Me and Do I Have Any Legal Rights?


A: You are right to be concerned about how you came to be the victim of a New York wrong site surgery and to be curious about your possible legal rights. Wrong site surgeries create pain and suffering that did not need to happen. With proper, easy, and inexpensive precautions, wrong site surgeries can be drastically reduced.

For example, your wrong site surgery may have happened because of a lack of communication between medical personnel or because nobody marked where on your body the surgery should occur. A simple magic marker to mark the surgical site and time out to discuss the procedure prior to surgery may have prevented you from suffering through a needless and potentially harmful surgery.

Since wrong site surgeries are very often the result of medical malpractice, you may have the right to recover damages. For more information about your rights and potential recovery, please contact an experienced New York medical malpractice attorney. You can reach a compassionate New York medical malpractice lawyer who will work tirelessly on your behalf by calling us today at 1-800-PAGAN-911.