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
To undergo a medical procedure is to put your life in the hands of surgeons and doctors. Professionals have a responsibility to uphold and ensure your well-being.
However, there are instances where a professional makes a mistake or an omission, leading to malpractice. Medical malpractice is a common occurrence in the States and causes hundreds of thousands of injuries or deaths each year.
If you or a loved one has been a victim, contact an attorney from the Pagan Law Firm. Our hardworking team will fight for your rights and provide you with legal advice for your case. As one of the most successful law firms in New York, many go to us for their medical malpractice claims. Contact us today for a free consultation.
What to Do When You Are Suspecting a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
Medical errors often appear within the days following a procedure. If you feel that something isn’t right or the outcome isn’t what you expected, you need to act as soon as possible. Go to another healthcare provider to get the proper care.
Medical treatment will care for any symptoms or injuries you suspect are from the error. It will alleviate any issues and prevent things from escalating further.
Going to a facility for treatment will also add to the documentation you need to prove a case. Write down any notes of your injuries and symptoms. List down the date of when you first felt them. Other details you should include are:
- The surgeries or treatments you underwent
- The surgeons/facility that treated you
- What happened after the procedure
Getting copies of your medical records from that procedure will also help prove your case. Since there is no clarity yet on whether you have malpractice on your hands, getting a second opinion should be your next step. Consult with a different doctor or facility to get more information about what occurred.
If there is a confirmation or suspicion of medical error, consult our legal team as soon as possible. They’ll give you an honest outlook on your case and its possibilities. Contact us and schedule a free consultation. You may be on the verge of a medical malpractice lawsuit.
What are Examples of Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice can be very broad because of the hundreds of procedures. It can be anywhere from surgical error to a misdiagnosis.
Even estheticians can be liable for a malpractice lawsuit if they make mistakes in their dealings with clients. Here are some common examples where a medical professional violated their duty of care:
- A doctor or pharmacist prescribed the wrong medicine. They may have believed it was another sickness they were treating or made an error in choosing what to give out. They may have also missed out on potential allergies and chemical reactions with other prescriptions.
- A nursing home neglects the victim, forcing them to live in poor conditions. It may also be a case of abuse where they intentionally treat their clients poorly.
- The surgeon makes an error while on the operating table. The result is graver injuries, permanent damage, and even death.
- The doctor fails to diagnose cancer. They make a misdiagnosis, delaying treatment until it’s too late for any recovery.
- Medical staff commits an error while delivering a baby. As a result, birth injuries happen, or the mother experiences complications afterward.
As long as the medical professional’s responsibility is providing service, errors are malpractice. The best thing you can do to understand your situation is to talk to one of our New York medical malpractice lawyers at Pagan Law Firm. We’ll be able to clarify your case and determine if there is something we can pursue.
We Listen and Represent as Your Medical Malpractice Attorney
It can be frustrating to deal with medical experts and their representatives. Insurance companies and lawyers can continue to badger you trying to get you into a deal that doesn’t help your condition.
As your lawyers, we’ll represent you in every conversation regarding your medical malpractice case. We’ll let them know what you want and are the respected legal representation, negotiating you into a better position.
Holding Medical Professionals Accountable
Not only is the medical malpractice case affecting your life, but it is also a matter that can lead to other victims in the future. We want to ensure that no same mistakes happen to anyone else while holding them accountable for what you experienced. We’ll pursue financial compensation and ensure you get more than enough for your current and future needs.
If they are trying to contact and talk to you alone, never accept unless it is with your lawyer. We have your best interest at heart and our fees are contingent upon you winning the case. Rarely will any offer maximum compensation in all the personal injury cases we’ve seen.
Negligent doctors and healthcare providers can be a pain to deal with in these scenarios. Let us work on your behalf, and we’ll tirelessly push forward, helping you get closure from your experience.
We’ll listen to your story and be the helping hand that can open the door to financial help. Let us handle your medical malpractice lawsuits.
Proving Medical Malpractice
The main issue that medical malpractice lawyers will need to prove is medical negligence in the procedure. Whether it was the fault of the hospital or doctor, proof will likely mean success in the case.
Professionals and medical facilities owe a duty of care to any patient seeking treatment there. They must provide everything required to ensure that you get something any other qualified facility would have done.
If they did not do that, the lawyers show that they failed to provide their duty of care. Apart from that, they must prove that this breach was the cause of the injury. If that injury leads to income losses, medical costs, and suffering, they must compensate you for everything endured.
The Pagan Law Office: Proven Results in Medical Malpractice Cases
It may seem overwhelming to get a New York medical malpractice lawyer, but we are your best option to help in any legal matters. We’ll do our best to put you at ease and answer any questions you may have. The Pagan Law Firm has experienced personal injury attorneys handling medical malpractice litigation.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of negligent treatment, contact us today. Experienced NYC medical malpractice attorneys will help determine any breach of medical standards. It costs nothing to get more information about your case, so call now and get a free consultation. We hope to represent you and fight for your rights.
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.