Under medical malpractice law in New York, medical errors legally become medical negligence, or medical malpractice, when the error is below the “accepted standard of care” in the community where the doctor, or other medical care provider is located, and that error results in injury, death, disease or illness of a patient. While the vast majority of medical malpractice is committed by doctors in New York, other medical care providers such as negligent pharmacists, nurses, physician assistants, technicians, anesthesiologists, hospital workers and other licensed healthcare providers can be found to have committed medical negligence and can be held accountable for medical malpractice as well. Of course, dentists and orthodontists are held to the same standard as doctors and can be held responsible for their malpractice.
At the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, our New York medical malpractice lawyers have extensive experience in determining whether medical malpractice has occurred.
Further, we have the resources, medical and legal experts necessary to determine whether medical malpractice has occurred, especially when an attempt to cover it up has been made. We can handle “simple” the obvious to the most complex medical malpractice cases where the doctor negligence isn’t so obvious, covered up or must be gleaned from the totality of the circumstances … including reviewing and if necessary subpoenaing medical records and deposing and if necessary subpoenaing other medical professionals who had worked with the negligent doctor. Our firm has obtained significant settlements on behalf of our clients, creating our track record of success. Do not hesitate to contact our firm to discuss your potential case. Dial (212) 962 1020. We are only a phone call away
Medical malpractice can occur in many instances of carelessness. Some cases medical malpractice are easy to detect, such as an outrageous mistake in surgery in which the doctor leaves a foreign item (i.e a scalpel left in the body cavity), other forms of medical malpractice are much harder to detect. The victim of medical malpractice may not be aware of it until months later when the victim recovers abnormally, painfully not at all or worst yet, gets worse. It can also occur in many different medical settings. Doctor malpractice cases are often associated with improperly performed surgeries, cancer misdiagnosis and negligent obstetrical care. However, medical malpractice can also occur as a result of medication errors, failure to properly listen and understand the patient’s signs and symptoms, negligent interpretation of diagnostic tests such as MRI’s, CAT scans or sonograms, or other miscellaneous doctor mistakes.
Medical malpractice claims are rarely reported. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services claims that only 14% of all medical malpractice cases are reported. This is typically because patients tend to trust their doctors and medical care professionals. Many times doctors and medical professionals engage in medical jargon, double talk or lie. They don’t want to admit that there has been a mistake. Sometimes, victims or medical malpractice don’t recognize they have been victimized. They believe in their doctors or medical professionals and have formed relationships with them. They may want to believe that the malpractice was merely a bad outcome beyond the powers of their doctors rather than the mistake it really was. Further, many victims are afraid to go after doctors and hospitals who they are still treating with for fear that their condition will worsen. Lastly, they feel powerless to “go after hospitals and doctors because they feel that they won’t have any hope of winning a case.
At the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, we will protect your legal interests and ensure that regardless of the mistake made, going forward you will receive the proper standard of medical care. Whether that means your switching doctors, hospitals medical facilities or even staying with your present medical care providers, we will give you the proper guidance. Our knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyers has handled numerous medical malpractice cases with successful results. We can investigate your claim and work with medical experts to gather valuable evidence in order to build a strong case in your favor. A mistake or poor outcome is not necessarily medical malpractice or negligence. We are expert at showing that a medical professional failed to perform his or her duties competently and with care. Unlike other states, New York places no cap on the amount of damages recoverable in a medical malpractice case. You may be offered a settlement so that those at risk can close the matter quickly before being pursued for a fair settlement amount. For a free initial consultation, contact the medical malpractice lawyers at the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, you can reach us 24/7 at 212-962-1020 (toll free at 877-MSL-4LAW or 877-675-4529).
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