Every year in the United States, approximately half a million women get hysterectomies, making it the second most common surgery among women. A hysterectomy, which entails the removal of the uterus, is sometimes medically necessary to help women faced with life-threatening uterine bleeding or cervical cancer. All too often, however, medical professionals recommend hysterectomies as a course of treatment without first offering conservative, and sometimes equally effective, treatment options. As a consequence, many women are deprived of the ability to bear children and are placed into menopause prematurely. Although feelings of loss are normal for women who have undergone a hysterectomy, words alone cannot describe what a woman goes through when she discovers that the surgery was unnecessary.
At Kramer & Dunleavy, LLP, our attorneys understand the intense emotions women may endure after a hysterectomy. We offer experienced legal guidance to women who feel their hysterectomy was an unnecessary surgery. Our experience in complex medical malpractice cases in New York enables us to pursue answers, justice, and results.
In many situations, a doctor’s decision to perform a hysterectomy, or a patient’s decision to consent to the surgery, is a life-saving decision. But when the permanent decision to remove the uterus or ovaries is made as a result of medical malpractice, the doctor or medical providers involved may be held financially liable for their medical negligence, such as:
- Failure to explain medical condition adequately to the patient
- Failure to advise of treatment alternatives to surgical intervention
- Failure to obtain consent to the procedure when alternatives were available (in emergency situations)
- Misdiagnosis of cervical cancer or ovarian cancer
- Other medical negligence that contributed to an unnecessary hysterectomy
As seasoned medical malpractice attorneys, we pursue full financial recovery for your losses, including your medical bills related to the surgery and related medical care, as well as the emotional damage you have endured and continue to endure – from knowing that you are no longer capable of bearing children to the potential for premature menopause. We are here to help you deal with these issues and obtain peace of mind in a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Free consultation: For a free initial consultation with an experienced women’s health, safety, and rights lawyer serving women in New York City and throughout New York, contact New York City’s women’s health law firm, Kramer & Dunleavy, LLP.