What Constitutes Hospital Negligence in New York?

It was a routine procedure. An operation your physician has performed "a million times" and a treatment your hospital has received widespread recognition for. But what started off as routine, quickly degraded into cruel and unusual. Now, thanks to the negligent medical staff overseeing your visit, you are in terrific pain, suffering from potentially debilitating injuries and looking at a lifetime of physical and mental rehabilitation. To add insult to injury, the facility responsible for your injuries has started sending bills - large ones. Of course there is no way you can pay these fees without maxing your coverage and draining your savings. Undoubtedly, at this point, you may be asking yourself:

  • "How am I ever going to pay for these bills?"
  • "Will I ever recover from my injuries?"
  • "Do I have legal options available?"
  • "Should I contact an attorney?"

While it may not seem like it at the moment, you have the ability to take legal action against the at-fault party - and Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP can help. For decades, we have been providing New York families the dedicated counsel and experienced representation they need to tackle hospital malpractice claims - and it shows in our results. Whether your child has suffered traumatic injuries during birth, lost a loved one due to a missed cancer diagnosis or endured severe pain through surgical or pharmaceutical error, our firm is prepared to help you obtain a full and fair settlement. Give our office a call today and schedule a case consultation with one of our understanding NY personal injury lawyers.

Call (212) 986-7353 and speak with one of our team members to schedule a confidential case consult.

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What Type of Compensation Can I Get?

Of course, a statement we often hear is - "What is the point? The damage has already been done, there is no getting past this." To a degree, this is true. A settlement cannot undo the past or alter what has occurred. However, a successful New York medical malpractice claim can help to mitigate the immense financial burden that is often associated with such accidents and provide you with the room you need to recover. Depending on the severity of your accident and the negligence involved, you could be entitled to millions in damages for:

  • Loss of employment or wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death
  • Hospital bills
  • Doctor’s fees

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When Should I Call a NY Medical Malpractice Attorney?

At Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP we recommend contacting us as soon as possible. The state of New York maintains a strict statute of limitations on medical malpractice claims. Failing to file within the required deadline can mean a loss of rights and potential compensation. Don’t let this opportunity slip past - call our firm today and get the help your family needs, before it is too late. The number to call is (212) 986-7353.

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