Holding Professionals Responsible For Medical Malpractice
We put a lot of faith in our medical professionals to provide us with the care we need. This can make it especially troubling when these medical professionals let us down, providing subpar services that can be life-threatening. If you or a loved one has been injured by negligent care, you should not have to foot the bill for recovery. But medical institutions have experienced attorneys at their disposal, and you should never take them on alone. We here at The Pagan Law Firm, P.C., know how to fight for your recovery.
It can feel difficult to sue a medical professional but doing so may be your best or only chance at recovering the full compensation you deserve.
What Counts As Medical Malpractice
Doctors and other medical professionals have a duty to provide their patients with an established standard of care, and above all do no harm. When they do not meet that standard, and you or your loved one is injured as a result, you may have a claim for compensation.
There are many different ways a medical professional can injure a patient. Errors in the delivery room can mean lifelong medical consequences for a newborn. A doctor’s failure to correctly diagnose a condition, or a missed diagnosis, can have dire consequences for a patient with a serious condition such as cancer. Medical professionals sometimes even make egregious errors in surgery, like operating on the wrong side of the body, or leaving surgical equipment inside the body.
Anything a medical provider does or does not perform that causes more harm than the original condition for which a patient sought treatment can qualify as medical malpractice. And you do not have to accept the consequences of this negligence. Some of the types of cases we handle include:
- Cancer — misdiagnosis/delayed diagnosis
- Failure to perform emergency cesarean section
- Meconium aspiration
- Cerebral palsy
- Pregnancy-induced hypertension/preeclampsia/diabetes
- Prolonged labor/use of Pitocin
- Placenta previa/abruption
- Brachial plexus/Erb’s palsy
- Perforated colon/bowel surgery
- Surgical mistakes
- Anesthesia errors
- Failure to diagnose stroke
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Bariatric/gastric bypass
- Plastic surgery
- Post-operative infection
Do Not Let Your Medical Provider Get Away With Poor Treatment
You might feel reluctant to sue your medical provider out of intimidation or guilt. But that reluctance benefits only them, not you. Choose an aggressive attorney who can take on big companies for you. We are available in New York and New Jersey at all hours of the day. Contact us at 212-967-8202 for a free consultation with a lawyer today.