NEW YORK CITY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWYER
Aggressive Representation Against Negligent Healthcare
Every year, thousands of people are injured or even die because of mistakes made during their medical care. Known as medical malpractice, these preventable mishaps can take place in hospitals, private surgeries, medical clinics, or when receiving treatment from any other kind of healthcare provider. Mistakes in healthcare have the potential to become life-changing, leading to loss of income, pain and suffering, ongoing medical needs, and long-term care bills. These errors can also cause significant emotional distress.
Our New York City medical malpractice attorneys can help recover your losses and help you move forward with your life.
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Examples of Medical Negligence
In New York, medical errors can occur in a number of ways and become the basis for a claim for malpractice. Your attorney may look at possible mistakes when determining whether you have a valid cause to sue for compensation.
Grounds for medical malpractice can include the following circumstances:
- Surgery performed on the wrong patient
- Surgery performed on the wrong body part
- Surgical instruments left inside of a patient
- Failure to diagnose a medical condition
- Anesthesia errors
- Wrongfully administered prescription or dosage
These are just some of the common errors that malpractice lawsuits can involve, but there are numerous others. If you suspect that the standard of care given by your medical professional has fallen short of what they should have provided, then the doctor or physician might be held responsible for all damages suffered.
How Medical Malpractice Can Occur
Unfortunately, healthcare professionals make mistakes in the care they deliver. This may be due to lack of judgment, poor technique, or even recklessness. Sadly, mistakes happen, and no matter what the cause behind it, the patient may suffer or even die as a result. 31% of Americans die from their alleged medical injuries each year. Many of these patients may be from our state. According to a 2013 statistic from the U.S. National Practitioner’s Data Bank, New York came in first place with malpractice payouts at $763,088,250.
Holding Those Responsible Accountable
Medical negligence lawsuits can be brought in cases where a doctor or health professional is deemed to be legally liable when the standard of care they delivered to a patient falls short of what is reasonable. This can also include errors in drug administration and mistaken lab results. Bringing individuals responsible to judgment, however, depends on the victims or their family’s ability to prove the following:
- The doctor or hospital had a professional duty to their patient – When a person is a patient or is being offered health treatment or advice, then the provider has a duty of care.
- Negligence on the part of the care provider – Negligence can be considered to have taken place if the care provided was not that which another reasonable healthcare professional would have done, or failed to have done, in the same way as the care provider did.
- Negligence occurred because of some form of injury – The condition or prognosis of the patient must have been made worse because of the treatment given.
- Harm incurred is compensable – The harm to the patient must have caused some financial or physical loss.
Consult with Our Malpractice Attorneys
Treatment-related injuries can have a seriously detrimental impact on your quality of life. If you have been injured while in the care of a physician or medical facility, you’ve already gone through enough. As your medical malpractice lawyers, we take up your case and work aggressively to secure your compensation.
Do not hesitate to call our law office as soon as possible following your injury. We make sure that those responsible for medical malpractice are held accountable. Our services help to see you through an already difficult time. You can trust our law firm to be on your side.