With extensive knowledge and experience, the New York Injury Lawyers at Stephen Bilkis & Associates and its Of Counsel Attorneys provide legal representation to individuals and their families who have suffered an injury due to the negligence of another.
Through various doctor mistakes, surgical errors, and hospital malpractice each year thousands of patients needlessly lose their lives and suffer horrific injury. These preventable medical errors are referred to as acts of medical malpractice. At Stephen Bilkis & Associates, our experienced New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer staff has handled numerous legal cases involving substandard medical care. If you are suffering from an injury caused by medical malpractice, contact our office at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW to learn about your legal options. Our New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer staff will discuss with you the circumstances surrounding your injury and how filing a medical malpractice claim can hold the negligent healthcare provider responsible for your injury.
There are many types of medical malpractice acts and the different acts can involve negligence, recklessness, carelessness or even a disregard for an appropriate level of medical care. The medical malpractice injury can be the result of a doctor’s error, nursing error or nursing mistake, hospital error or hospital mistake, Ob Gyn error or Ob Gyn mistake, surgical malpractice or a plastic surgery error.
Other specific types of substandard medical care can involve:
- Anesthesia error – can occur due to an inappropriate amount of anesthesia drugs or lack of appropriate monitoring. Injury can result in anoxia or anoxic brain injury, hypoxia or hypoxic brain injury.
- Birth injury – an injury that is the result of substandard prenatal or delivery care. Many cases involve significant injury to the baby.
- Cancer Misdiagnoses – a misdiagnoses, delayed diagnosis or a failure to diagnosis, often due to lack of necessary testing, can cause a shortened expectant life span
- Cosmetic Surgery errors – can occur due to an inexperienced surgeon or even because of a lack of sanitary surgery conditions which cause a surgical infection
- Surgery Injury – an injury that occurs during surgery as a result of a doctor’s mistake or surgeon’s mistake. Sometimes as surgery injury is caused by a wrong patient surgery or a wrong surgery site. Consequences of injury can involve brain damage, neurological impairment, nerve damage, infection and wrongful death.
- Wrong Medication – often a careless mistake made by pharmacists, nurses and physicians, a wrong medication injury can cause life-threatening injury to a patient and result in a delayed treatment of the original medical problem.
If you are suffering from an injury as a result of one of these types of medical negligence, contact our New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates. A doctor, physician, nurse, pharmacist, dentist and hospital can be held accountable for their actions or lack of actions. Contact us to talk about your legal options and the possibility of filing a medical malpractice.
Our staff is experienced in helping medical malpractice victims. At Stephen Bilkis & Associates, our New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer group will help secure your legal rights by investigating the circumstances of the original injury, learning about the background of the offending doctor or healthcare provider, talking with leading experts about your current medical state and your potential full medical recovery and figure out how the injury will impact your financial future. Our New York Medical Malpractice staff will protect our clients’ legal rights from all types of medical negligence injuries, including injuries from anesthesological malpractice, misdiagnosis, doctors mistake, nursing error, pediatric error, neurological malpractice, surgical malpractice and much more.
Tragically, the consequences of these careless errors and mistakes can cause a patient huge medical problems. After a spinal injury surgery with an inexperienced and reckless surgeon, a patient may face permanent paralysis in the form of paraplegia or quadriplegia. Due to staffing shortage and thus, hospital malpractice, a new mother may be dealing with a birth injury. Another patient may be in a coma as a result of an anesthesia error that caused an anoxic brain injury. A dental patient may be suffering from nerve damage as a result of an incompetent dental surgeon. While these injuries are drastically different in circumstances and consequences, they are all life-changing for the patient and for the patient’s family. If you think you are suffering from an injury caused by medical malpractice or if you think your medical problem was further exacerbated by substandard medical care, contact the experienced New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates.
All healthcare providers, including registered nurses, doctors, surgeons, licensed nurses, dentists, pharmacists and physical therapists, are legally required to provide their patients with quality medical care. When these providers act negligently or irresponsibly, they can be held legally liable for their deviation from the appropriate standard medical care.
Due to pressures from insurance companies and hospitals, a majority of physicians rush treating their patients and as a result patients are suffering. Although the doctors may not be intentionally negligently their patients, the doctors’ actions still have consequences. Doctors may not adequately chart a patients symptoms or order necessary tests. If these actions resulted in a delayed diagnosis or a misdiagnosis, you may be able to file a medical malpractice claim against your healthcare provider. Our team of New York Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Stephen Bilkis & Associates can help you determine if a legal claim is the appropriate action to take against the healthcare provider.
If a medical malpractice claim is necessary, our New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer staff will fight to obtain an award of compensatory damages and punitive damages. Compensatory damages is an award of money used as a compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of income and work-related benefits, physical impairment and physical disfigurement. Punitive damages is an award of money used to punish the offending healthcare provider in an effort to prevent others from acting in a similar way. Punitive damages is often determined by gross negligence, which means a conscious disregard for your well-being.
These types of awards are applicable in other personal injury cases as well. If you suffering an injury from a car accident, slip and fall incident, truck accident, SUV accident, work-related accident or other accident caused by someone else’s negligence, contact Stephen Bilkis & Associates and speak to one of our experienced New York Injury Lawyers. Our office handles a wide variety of cases and we can help you start recovering from your accident and injury.
If you are suffering from an injury as a result of a doctor’s careless mistake or an injury caused by a healthcare provider’s negligence, call our New York Medical Malpractice Attorney group as soon as possible. In New York, as with all states, medical malpractice claims can only be filed within a limited time span, which is referred to as the statute of limitations. If you wait beyond this amount of time, which is two and a half years, you will be unable to file a legal claim against the negligent hospital, doctor or surgeon. Therefore, contact the law firm of Stephen Bilkis & Associates as soon as possible so we can begin working on your case.
If you or a loved one are suffering from an injury as a result of medical malpractice, please contact our New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer staff at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW. You can also contact one of our New York City offices in Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, the Bronx or Brooklyn, our office in Westchester County or one of our Long Island offices in Nassau County or Suffolk County, to schedule a free consultation to go over your potential case.