Complications commonly occur during surgery. But when you fall victim to such an occurrence, how do you know if it could have been avoided or why it even happened in the first place? Some surgical complications are unpredictable and unpreventable. However, others stem from negligence, carelessness, poor planning, or distracted medical professionals. When you enter an operating room, you have to trust a surgeon with your life. Unfortunately, for thousands of patients each year in New York, operations end in injury, disability, pain, emotional trauma, and sometimes death.