When we seek medical treatment, we assume the tests performed and treatment will lead to improved health. However, medical errors and negligence health care professionals can cause significant injury and even death. If you have suffered because of these circumstances, contact Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP today to explore your legal options for compensation.
A medical malpractice claim can be filed for a range of errors or a failure to provide the accepted standard of care. Some of the most common medical malpractice cases involve:
When a doctor misdiagnoses an illness or condition it will result in the wrong treatment, as the actual medical problem worsens. Misdiagnosis of cancer, heart attack, or other serious condition may result in death, in which case specific family members can file a wrongful death claim due to medical negligence.
For certain illnesses and conditions, a delay in diagnosis can be fatal. Failing to quickly and correctly diagnose a patient who is suffering from the symptoms of a heart attack can be fatal – but it happens. Doctors are humans and they make mistakes. In an emergency room situation, the stress is high, and a doctor may fail to order the appropriate tests or could send a patient who is in dire need of medical intervention home to rest. A delayed cancer diagnosis will allow cancer to advance to a point where it may be impossible to treat.
There are many errors could occur during surgery. Some surgical errors that could warrant filing a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit include:
Various healthcare professionals may commit an act of negligence in treating a condition, including pediatricians, oncologists, orthopedic specialists, general surgeons, or others. Others who may prescribe, administer, or dispense medications may have made an error, such as nurses, anesthesiologists or pharmacy technicians who dispense or administer medications could be to blame for a serious medical error that causes serious harm to a patient.
The first step in our process at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP is to identify what went wrong, and who was responsible. In some cases, a hospital may have failed in the duty to maintain a high level of sanitation, resulting in a serious or deadly hospital-borne infection or other health risks.
The harms to patients due under hospital care are reported at the lower limits to be in the range of between 210,000 and 400,000 preventable deaths per year – a problem of epidemic proportions. This number does not include those who survived the error but are living with the consequences of the error.
Filing a medical malpractice case in New York requires a deep understanding of the claims process, including the ability to thoroughly investigate the claim to prove negligence was a factor. If you were a victim of medical malpractice, contact Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP today to discuss your case. Our team of trial lawyers has the knowledge, skill, and experience to ensure you receive maximum compensation for any damages incurred from acts of medical malpractice. Schedule a consultation today – the initial meeting is free, and we don’t charge any fees unless we win your case.