Surgery, by nature, is a risk. This is why some procedures are done only as a last resort if other treatments do not work out. In addition, there is the possibility of human error and negligence, which makes it that much riskier. Despite years of prevention efforts, there are still times when a surgeon operates on the wrong area of the body or, in extreme cases, even leaves surgical tools in his patient’s body. These cases are exactly why there is a need for victims to seek a skilled NYC medical malpractice attorney who can help them claim just compensation.