If you were harmed by a health care provider’s failure to diagnose or appropriately treat your illness, condition, or injury, you may be able to seek compensation for that harm through a medical malpractice claim.
Medical malpractice is a type of negligence. In pursuing such a claim, you would have to demonstrate that the health care provider did not follow the accepted standards and practices of his or her field, in the particular circumstances of your case--and that this departure from the standards caused the damage for which you are pursuing compensation.
In contrast to some other states, in New York you can pursue full compensation for all of the harm that you suffered as a result of medical malpractice.
Medical malpractice claims frequently involve failures or delays in diagnosis; surgical errors; and errors in prescribing and dispensing drugs. Such claims may be brought against particular practitioners (doctors or other health care providers), hospitals, and certain government agencies.
Unfortunately, people injured by instances of medical malpractice often suffer severe consequences as a result. They may need, and pursue, compensation for pain and suffering (both past and future), medical bills, lost wages and/or loss of earning power, as well as the costs of ongoing care required as a result of their injuries.
The amount of compensation recovered in such cases can, therefore, have a significant impact on the rest of the victim’s life. Given that, and the complexities involved in proving medical malpractice (which almost always requires expert testimony and often involves “dueling” experts), if you are considering such a claim you need to have an knowledgeable and experienced attorney on your side.
In New York, the time frame within which you can bring a medical malpractice claim is shorter than that available for other types of negligence. If you have suffered harm as a result of improper medical treatment, you should talk to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
At the Law Offices of Nicholas Rose, we take pride in providing efficient, caring, and effective representation to clients injured through medical malpractice. For a free consultation, please contact us by calling toll free (877) 313-7673, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.