Bronx Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice is a digression from suitable medical standards that may affect a patient in the form of an injury. This negligent performance can be committed by a practicing physician, registered nurse, a family doctor, radiologist, technician, clinic, dentist and many other types of healthcare providers. The malpractice victims can range from babies hurt during a mother’s labor to elderly patients who were not given appropriate medical treatment.
Each Bronx Medical Malpractice Lawyer in our office will concentrate on two specific types of damages, compensatory and punitive. These damages are also applicable in other types of personal injury claims or lawsuits. For example, if you suffer an injury while at work, such as a construction accident, an aggressive Bronx Personal Injury Lawyer will fight to recovery compensatory damages and punitive damages with construction accident claims and claims of workers compensation injury.
After a negligent act is committed, compensatory damages are sought to reimburse individuals for things such as lost pay, the potential future loss of pay and money to reimburse for mental anguish and physical pain. Our Bronx Medical Malpractice Lawyers will seek a sufficient amount of monies to compensate his client so the client is in a better position than before the incident occurred.
Each Bronx Medical Malpractice Lawyer will seek punitive damages to compensate for a doctor’s reckless behavior. Punitive damages are a means to punish and prevent a healthcare provider for their wrongdoing.
If an injury is caused by the medical malpractice of any physician, nurse, or healthcare facility, the Bronx Medical Malpractice Lawyer will center his focus on some subjects of concern. It will be necessary to discover if the medical treatment was required or a suitable remedy for an individual’s condition. In some cases, a doctor may perform the wrong surgery on a patient or may perform a surgery when one was not needed. This is medical malpractice. Some medical malpractice cases involve a lack of preliminary testing or misreading of those tests.
Other examples of malpractice by a physician, surgeon, nurse, or hospital include:
- A health care provider who misdiagnoses an individual’s symptoms;
- A surgeon operating on a patient without informed permission of the patient;
- An anesthesiologists failure to notice a patient reacting poorly to anesthesia which may result in a brain injury or perhaps even wrongful death;
- A physician who left a medical tool inside of someone;
- The utilization of a faulty medical device;
- Obstetrician delaying the birth of a child although there are signs of problems; and
- A registered nurse giving a patient the wrong medicine.
According to New York law, Our Bronx Medical Malpractice Lawyer team will have just over two years and six months to initiate a medical malpractice lawsuit against the doctor, physician, or clinic that caused the injury. If the injury involves the a foreign object left in someone’s body, your Bronx Medical Malpractice Attorney will only have one year after the object was forgotten or one year from when the surgeon should have found the object.
Handling a range of cases from car accident or claims of negligence against a property owner due to a slip and fall injury, Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC is a knowledgeable and skilled law firm with aggressive New York Injury lawyers. If medical malpractice has harmed you or someone you know, contact Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC at his office in the Bronx or one of his other New York locations which include, among others, offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. Or contact us online or call us at 800.696.9529 for a free of charge consultation.