Medical Malpractice

About Medical Malpractice, and How Our NYC Medical Malpractice Lawyers Can Help

Medical malpractice cases arise when a doctor, nurse, or other medical staff causes harm to a patient by failing to perform up to his or her duties as a medical professional. According to a report by the Journal of the American Medical Association , surgery errors accounted for 34% of inpatient medical malpractice incidents, while errors in diagnosis made up about 46% of medical malpractice claims in outpatient incidents. Flaster’s NYC medical malpractice lawyers can analyze your medical malpractice case and help determine the best course for legal action.

Do I Have a Legitimate Medical Malpractice Case in New York? 

Medical malpractice is an issue that affects every aspect of the health profession, so it is important to be aware of telltale signs that suggest the occurrence of medical malpractice. A typical medical malpractice case involves a doctor-patient relationship in which the doctor was negligent in his treatment—whether it be in his or her failure to diagnose a specific health issue or his involvement in a botched surgical procedure, for example. A successful medical malpractice case establishes that the doctor’s negligence was the direct cause of the patient’s injury, and that the injury led to damages such as but not limited to physical pain, mental anguish, mounting medical bills, and/or lost work and lost earning capacity. If you feel that your injury involved these elements, we advise talking to one of our New York City medical malpractice attorneys to delve into the details of your case. Some common medical malpractice errors by doctors and staff include but are not limited to:

  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis that result in deterioration of health.
  • Childbirth injuries such as Erb’s Palsy or cerebral palsy.
  • Negligent prenatal care and failure to identify birth defects.
  • Negligent conduct by a doctor during childbirth.
  • Prescription errors such as incorrect dosage recommendations or incorrect prescriptions.
  • Anesthesia errors such as use of defective equipment or failure to monitor the patient’s vital signs.
  • Surgery mistakes made in the surgeon’s operating room.

It is also important to note that hospital doctors and hospital staff can also be found negligent under the standards of medical malpractice. Regardless of where and how your medical malpractice incident occurred, our NYC medical malpractice lawyers are here to help.

How our NYC Medical Malpractice Attorneys Can Help 

In the state of New York,  the medical malpractice statute of limitations is two-and-a-half years either from the date of malpractice or from the end of continuous treatment rendered by the party or entity you intend to sue. If you have sustained injuries and/or harm as a result of medical malpractice, you may have the grounds to take your medical malpractice case to trial and collect damages. Contact the Law Offices of Robert Flaster today to schedule an initial consultation with one of our NYC medical malpractice attorneys.  Our experienced and compassionate New York City medical malpractice attorneys will analyze your situation and the facts behind your medical malpractice case, and determine the best legal strategy to resolve and seek justice for your medical malpractice incident.