Despite the rapid advancements in modern medicine, mistakes can and will happen. It is a matter of human error in many cases. However, when a patient undergoing treatment dies unexpectedly or passes away under supposedly very controlled circumstances, questions must be raised about the level of care provided to said patient. If you have recently lost a loved one during a visit to the hospital, in-office operation or other medical procedure, it may be time to seek legal a counsel. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s passing, you could be entitled to take legal action against the at-fault party. Call the experienced New York medical malpractice attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP to discuss your options in a confidential case consultation.
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At Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP we have almost five decades worth of combined experience helping families just like your own, recover the damages they deserve following a tragic and unforeseen death. We empathize with your loss and we understand the incredible pain that you have been made to endure by a negligent medical staff. It is only natural then to question the point of even taking legal action. In many cases, loved ones wonder - "What can we accomplish by hiring a lawyer? The damage has already been done." While it is true there is no turning back the clock, a successful medical malpractice claim can help to mitigate the often overwhelming costs associated with such tragedies, such as:
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Wrongful death
- Funerary costs
But don’t delay. The sooner you are able to contact Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, the better off your chances will be at making a establishing a successful claim. Undertaking a malpractice claim, especially one resulting in the death of another, is a complex and rigorous undertaking. Unfortunately, in the state of New York you are afforded only a limited amount of time in which to file. This is known as the statute of limitations and failing to meet the deadline can mean a complete forfeiture of your rights. Don’t let this opportunity pass by your family. Call our office today and schedule a consultation before it becomes to late.
Unfortunately, for as many operations and routine work-ups that occur every day, there are just as many cases of wrongful death associated with them. There is an inherent risk to any treatment that is only aggravated by the actions of a negligent doctor, nurse or care facility. With that understood, there are some medical procedures that can lead to an untimely demise more than others, when the standard of care is subpar:
- Prescriptions and drug administration
- Delicate or complex surgeries
- Routine exams and checkups
- Cancer diagnosis
- Child-birth complications
At Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, we recommend call us as soon as possible. You have rights, let us help you explore them in a comprehensive case evaluation. Together we can determine the appropriate next steps and what may be your best options. Call (212) 986-7353 today.
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