Every day, people consult their doctors and surgeons for medical help and advice. Most of the time, doctors correctly diagnose problems and treat illnesses and injuries to the best of their ability. Unfortunately, mistakes can occur, resulting in permanent life-changing or even fatal injury. This can also be when surgery is botched, causing physical and mental complications. According to the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, medical malpractice defines as “Any act or omission by a physician during treatment of a patient that deviates from accepted norms of practice in the medical community and causes an injury to the patient.” Victims of medical malpractice may be entitled to compensation for lost income, the cost of health and personal care, and other damages related to their injuries.
What is Medical Malpractice?
- Delays in diagnosis or misdiagnosis of medical conditions
- Failure to order or interpret diagnostic test results correctly
- Emergency Room errors
- Botched surgeries
- Treatment errors
- Medication errors
- Birth Injuries
- Wrongful Death
How to Make A Medical Malpractice Claim
- Must prove a Doctor-Patient Relationship existed
- Evidence the Doctor or Surgeon was negligent
- Prove the Doctor’s negligence CAUSED the injury
- The injury lead to specific damages (mental or physical pain)
Expert opinions are often a crucial feature of the patient’s case. In New York, the law states that a person injured due to malpractice has two and a half years from the time of the harm to sue.
Know your rights! If you or a loved one recently suffered an injury from medical negligence from a doctor, during surgery, or even in the Emergency Room, contact professional attorneys to represent you. At Edelman, Krasin, & Jaye, PLLC, we offer more than 60 years of combined experience. We have convenient office locations in Long Island, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, and we know how to approach these cases to get the results you need. Our firm is committed to bringing the compensation you deserve. Contact our New York offices by phone at 800-469-7429 to schedule an appointment or our online contact form to have your questions answered at any time.