What you need to know about Medical Malpractice in New York

The relationship between a doctor and a patient is among the most intimate relationships that a person experiences. Trust is a key component of the doctor - patient relationship. When medical malpractice occurs, that trust is violated.

Medical malpractice may result in death or devastating physical and emotional injury; the victim may also suffer loss of income, the increased cost of additional medical or nursing care, cost of therapy and cost for medical equipment.

Our firm has successfully represented plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases through settlement or verdict. Our clients have suffered injuries ranging from catastrophic brain injuries and paralysis to death of a family member as a result of medical acts and omissions including but not limited to the following:
  • Injuries to babies and their mothers during pre and post natal care, labor and delivery;
  • Surgical errors including damage to organs and nerves;
  • Medication mistakes including those wrongly prescribed or administered;
  • Diagnosis and testing errors including failure to timely diagnose cancer; and
  • Plastic surgery disfigurement and complications;

In many instances, our clients and their families often learn, for the first time, the truth and extent of the malpractice through our extensive investigation and consultation with the best qualified experts in the medical community. We can help you and answer your questions too.

Anytime you suspect medical malpractice, you should consult with an experienced Medical Malpractice attorney who will evaluate your case with you, to ensure that you and your loved ones’ legal rights are fully protected.

It is very important to preserve documentation of any suspected malpractice. That way, when you consult with your attorney, the attorney can review the documents provided. The following is a list of information and documentation which a lawyer uses to evaluate the case and protect your rights.

Information
____ Name and address of all doctors who you have treated with
____ Names of all people who were involved
____ List of doctors you have talked to about the accident or your injuries

Documents
____ All of your medical records