Medical Malpractice Attorneys Assisting Struggling Victims with their Injury Claims Throughout Long Island, New York City, & Westchester County
When you think that your present health condition or damage is the result of medical negligence, it might seem odd. Just because physicians and nurses have been trained and are expected to have a lot of expertise when it comes to treating patients doesn’t guarantee they won’t make mistakes. Medical errors, unfortunately, may be harmful to you and your family. No one should have to face the repercussions of medical negligence, no matter how little the mistake was. Even little mistakes might have far-reaching effects over time. The following are some of the most prevalent types of medical malpractice cases that our Long Island law firm has handled:
- Misdiagnosis or Failure to Diagnose an illness or injury – this occurs when a disease, illness, or injury is not correctly diagnosed. Not getting the right diagnosis when you need it can lead to severe medical complications in the future. A failure to diagnose can be fatal in certain cases.
- Birth injuries – these are injuries that occur during childbirth and can have long-term health implications for the child in question.
- Improper handling of Anesthesia – when anesthesia is administered improperly or incorrectly, it can leave a lasting impact on a patient. The wrong dosage of anesthesia can also be deadly.
- Surgical errors – surgical errors made by a surgeon during an operation. This can include leaving tools or instruments inside a patient’s body.
- Medication errors – medicine mistakes happen when medicine has been administered in the incorrect dosage or a patient has been giving the wrong medication entirely.
Possible Birth Injuries
- Bleeding in the brain
- Brain damage
- Brain swelling
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy (brachial plexus palsy)
- Facial paralysis
- Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy, HIE (Injury to the brain cells from a lack of oxygen)
- Skull fracture
Symptoms of Birth Injury
If you are not sure whether or not your baby or child is injured, you are not alone. For more clarity, your first step should be to speak with your doctor immediately.
Below are some of the most common symptoms of birth injury:
- A “floppy” appearance indicating a lack of muscle tone
- Abrasions, bruises, marks, or swelling on the baby’s face, head, or shoulder
- Failure of the infant to breath independently after delivery
- One arm that appears limp
- CPR or introduction of a breathing tube to resuscitate the infant
- Seizures that develop within 48 hours of delivery
Whatever the circumstances of your medical malpractice lawsuit are, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. We know the far-reaching impacts a medical malpractice personal injury can cause for you and your family. Our team of medical malpractice attorneys is dedicated to giving you the outcome you deserve and the representation you need to overcome the obstacles a medical malpractice case can bring. If you are within your statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice claim, do so with the help of a medical malpractice lawyer from our law firm. Please contact our law office as quickly as possible by calling 1-855-RIZZUTO or (516) 622-0606 so that we can give you the legal assistance you require to get back on your feet in no time.
Is It Difficult to Prove Negligence in a Medical Malpractice Case?
Nothing can be more unjust than suffering injuries from the mistakes of a healthcare professional. Doctors, nurses, and medical institutions owe patients like you a standard of care so you can feel safe at every medical visit. When that standard of care is breached and not provided for by doctors and nurses and even hospitals, it can cause significant problems for medical malpractice victims like you. Unfortunately, medical errors do occur.
You have every right to file a medical malpractice claim against the medical professional or hospital that acted negligently in your case. However, one of the most important aspects of filing a medical malpractice claim is proving negligence on the part of the hospital and medical professionals involved in your case. Proving negligence may require a lot of hard work that can be daunting for anyone who does not have experience handling medical malpractice cases.
Our team of medical malpractice lawyers handling cases throughout New York City, Westchester &Long Island has years of combined experience handling medical malpractice cases and we know what it takes to prove negligence. We can conduct an investigation surrounding your medical malpractice accident and hire the right experts to support your case. Hiring a good expert will help us maximize the settlement of your case and if the insurance company refuses to pay, they are willing to testify in court to help get you the best jury verdict possible at trial. Whether your medical malpractice occurred during a surgery or procedure or whether you did not get the proper diagnosis you needed, we can prove negligent actions were enacted by doctors and other medical professionals. We can utilize hard evidence such as video recordings, audio recordings, photographs, medical reports and medical records, and eyewitness testimony. In some cases, we can also utilize expert witnesses to bolster your case and prove negligent actions caused your injuries. An expert witness can analyze your health condition.
For medical malpractice cases, these expert witnesses are often medical professionals that understand the ins and outs of your accident. With all the evidence at hand, we can ensure you are able to prove negligent conduct on the part of the hospital or doctors in your case occurred and we can help you get the justice and compensation you deserve. Learn more about what our law firm has done for injured patients like you and how we can help you with your very own medical malpractice claim today.
How Much Compensation Am I Entitled to For My Medical Malpractice Case?
Compensation in a medical malpractice case is ultimately determined by the amount of harm you have suffered as a result of your injuries. The extent of the damage done by the injuries you have suffered is calculated in two primary ways: the economic harm that has been done to you because of your injuries and the non-economic harm – or emotional and mental harm – that you have suffered. If you are within the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim for your medical malpractice incident, you can claim medical expenses as a damage that you can recover compensation for. Recovering medical expenses can help you recover money for any medical bills you may have paid out of your own pocket, including costs you paid for the medical procedure or medical visit that ultimately led to your injury. Medical costs and healthcare can get expensive, depending on the extent of your injuries. We can help you get compensated for past and future medical expenses if your injury is bad enough.
On top of medical costs, lost wages can also be claimed as a part of your medical malpractice case. Lost wages stem from missed time from work. Losing income because of the negligence of a doctor, nurse, or hospital is not right. Our law firm can work tirelessly to ensure you are properly compensated for past and future lost wages. Aside from economic damages, non-economic damages can also threaten you in other ways. We can help you get compensated for emotional pain and suffering. A medical malpractice injury can take a major toll on the psyche of a victim. Pain management can leave even the most resilient injured patient reeling. While trickier to prove, our law firm will do whatever it takes to prove pain and suffering and any of the other damages you claim as part of your medical malpractice case.
How Soon After I Suspect Medical Malpractice Should I Reach Out to a Medical Malpractice Attorney?
Time is of the essence when filing a medical malpractice claim. There is a statute of limitations on medical malpractice claims that can make you ineligible to file a claim if you wait too long. The errors of a doctor or healthcare professional may not make themselves clear until weeks or even months after the incident has occurred. The sooner you hire a medical malpractice attorney from our law office, the sooner you can get the justice you deserve. Medical malpractice lawsuits are hotly contested by legal and insurance representatives of the hospital and doctors in question. You may receive significant pushback from the insurance company tasked with handling your case. We can hold them accountable and fight to get you the best outcome possible for your case. Contact a medical malpractice attorney from our law firm today to receive the legal representation you need to tackle your personal injury case.
Do Medical Malpractice Cases Require a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
Whether you received the wrong diagnosis, received the wrong medication, or had a failure or mishap occur during a surgical procedure, we can help you get justice for the injuries you sustained. Injured patients like you deserve fair treatment and health care from doctors and medical institutions. If that standard of care is not upheld and medical malpractice occurs, it can be dangerous for you as a patient going forward. Medical malpractice lawsuits can get contentious. It is best if you had the right legal advocate by your side fighting for your rights every step of the way.
Our lawyers for personal injury have handled many medical malpractice lawsuits over the years and know what it takes to get our clients the most favorable outcome possible for their cases. Get the help you need today by hiring a medical malpractice lawyer from our law office to represent you through your injury claims process. Call us at 1-855-RIZZUTO or (516) 622-0606 today to get the help you need. We represent clients and handle cases throughout New York City, Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Nassau, and Suffolk County on Long Island.