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Medical Malpractice & Negligence

If you or someone you care about has been harmed by a medical error, you may feel overwhelmed with questions and frustration. While it is important to understand that there are no guarantees in medicine, mistakes that should have never happened can happen as a result of negligence. In the event that a doctor, nurse, or other licensed healthcare provider fails to provide proper treatment, the injured victim or surviving family may pursue a medical malpractice claim against the responsible party.

At Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, our NY medical malpractice lawyers have the extensive experience and resources necessary to handle even the most complex cases involving medical negligence. Our firm has obtained significant settlements on behalf of our clients, creating our track record of success. Do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your potential case and whether legal action is right for your circumstances. Dial (212) 986-7353 or submit an online contact form today.

Injured patients or surviving family members may pursue a claim or lawsuit against an allegedly negligent medical professional.

What Amounts to Medical Malpractice in NY?

A mistake or poor outcome is not necessarily indicative of medical malpractice or negligence. It will be necessary to show that a medical professional failed to perform his or her duties competently and with care. In many cases, it can be difficult to prove whether a medical professional caused harm to an already injured or ill patient, but an experienced attorney will often enlist the help of a medical expert to evaluate the patient's claim, as well. Ultimately, the patient must provide evidence that he or she suffered physical pain, mental anguish, additional medical expenses, and/or lost earning capacity due to medical negligence.

What Are Common Types of Medical Malpractice?

A single moment of carelessness can have severe consequences for patients who rely on doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff to provide the best quality of care. Most medical malpractice claims involve the following errors:

  • Failure to Diagnose
  • Improper Treatment
  • Prescription Drug Error
  • Surgery Mistakes
  • Birth Injuries

You should not have to suffer additional harm due to a doctor's carelessness or wrongdoing. If you believe you are the victim of medical malpractice, you are well within your rights to hold the responsible party accountable.

How Can I Prove Medical Negligence?

Without an experienced legal representative on your side, it can be incredibly difficult to find success in a medical malpractice case. The medical field is complicated enough, but proving fault requires special knowledge and training. At WRSH, our knowledgeable legal team 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.

Am I Eligible to File a Medical Malpractice Claim?

There is typically a limited amount of time in which a malpractice claim may be filed. If you suspect that you or a family member has suffered harm as a result of negligent medical care, do not wait to contact a skilled malpractice attorney as soon as possible to explore your eligibility and legal options.

Help From a Dedicated New York Law Firm

Healthcare providers need to be held accountable for failing to uphold the standard of care necessary to protect patients from additional harm. The attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Sharpiro & Halperin, LLP can help you protect your rights if you have suffered injury or illness due to medical negligence. Please do not hesitate to call (212) 986-7353 to learn how legal action can improve your circumstances. You may be able to gain significant reimbursement for medical expenses, lost time at work, pain and suffering, and more.

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If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, it is important to seek legal representation as soon as possible. Contact the New York personal injury attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP today for a FREE, no obligation consultation today:

420 Lexington Ave. Suite 2750 New York, NY 10170
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