Our Medical Malpractice lawyers in Long Island, New York know that medical professionals including doctors, nurses and physicians’ assistants are required to follow a strict “standard of care,” and provide medical treatment in the manner that similarly licensed medical professionals are supposed to provide care. Medical malpractice occurs when a physician fails to do what a reasonably careful and similarly licensed physician should have done in the same situation.
Here are the most common causes of Medical Malpractice
- failure to provide a necessary test
- failure to inform the patient of the need for a test
- failure to perform an appropriate evaluation or examination
- failure to provide necessary treatment
- delaying the necessary treatment
- providing the wrong treatment
- improper follow-up
- a misdiagnoses
- a delay in diagnosis
- performing unnecessary surgery
- surgical mistakes
- leaving surgical instruments in the body
- infections after surgery
- nursing negligence
- inadequate staffing, training, or supervision of staff
- persons performing functions beyond or outside of their training
- improper drug prescriptions
- failure to refer to a specialist
- failure to properly monitor a pregnancy, labor or delivery
- failure to inform you of benefits and risks
- intentional neglect
Medical malpractice claims can be made against doctors, nurses, midwives, therapists, chiropractors, technicians, HMOs, hospitals, clinics, and other medical businesses.
However, be aware that there are strict time limits you must meet to file a lawsuit. These time limits are complex and strictly enforced by the courts. It is in your best interest to speak to an attorney as soon as possible.
Reasons to File a Case With a Medical Negligence Attorney in Long Island, New York
You not only deserve to be compensated for your pain and suffering and the loss of enjoyment of life but, most importantly, you deserve to be free from your new financial hardships. You may no longer be able to work to support yourself and your family, to pay for your mounting medical bills, or afford the extra costs of hiring help to do what you can no longer do around the house.
Payment for your or a family member’s injuries or for the unnecessary death of a loved one is often critical to your and your family’s future.
Yet, in most cases, you will face an army of lawyers, an entire department at an insurance company and the resources of a mega-corporation fighting you in order to avoid providing you the money you desperately need. In other words, their whole focus is to avoid claims or to settle with you for the least amount of money possible.
Hospitals, clinics and doctors have insurance, which provides them with attorneys whose job it is to do everything possible to prevent them from having to pay for medical malpractice. If you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice, you need lawyers on your side with the knowledge and experience to beat them.