What do I have to prove to be successful in a New York medical malpractice case?


A: It is not enough that you know that your injury was caused by a doctor, hospital, or other medical professional or entity. In order to recover damages for your medical malpractice injuries, you, together with your New York medical malpractice attorney, need to be able to prove that your injuries were caused by medical malpractice.

Specifically, New York medical malpractice law requires a plaintiff to prove that:

  • The defendant owed the injured victim a duty of care.
  • The defendant breached that duty of care by failing to act like a reasonable person in his or her position would act.
  • The victim suffered injuries as a proximate result of the defendant's negligence.
  • The plaintiff is entitled to damages pursuant to New York law.

Of course, as an injured medical malpractice victim you have the right to hire a New York medical malpractice lawyer to help you investigate, prove, and argue that these standards have been met. You do not have to bear the burden on your own.

Instead, we encourage you to call an experienced New York malpractice lawyer today at 1-800-PAGAN-911 and talk to a New York malpractice attorney about how you may be able to prove a successful New York medical malpractice case.