Brooklyn, NY asked in Workers' Compensation for New York

Q: If you are injured during a surgical procedure for a major back surgery as a result of a ny workers compensation injury

Who becomes responsible or is it another claim??

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: I'm sorry for your ordeal with the compounding of your workplace injury with surgery-related injury. If the surgery-related injury is the result of negligence, error, or other factors related to a breach of medical duty, that could possibly establish the basis for a claim based on medical malpractice. Laminectomies, diskectomies, and other forms of lumbar surgery are very complex and generally involve the opinion of a medical expert in making such a determination. You could consult with a New York med mal attorney. Keep your workers' comp attorney apprised of all developments. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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