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Long Island Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is the negligent action of a healthcare provider who provides substandard care or provides care that results in the injury of a patient. This negligent treatment can be committed a dental assistant, nurse, pharmacist, doctor, specialist, or surgeon. The victims of medical malpractice can range from babies who receive a brain injury during a hasty delivery to elderly patients that are given unnecessary medication or procedures causing a wrongful death.

While also appropriate in other personal injury lawsuits, such as an injury from a bicycle accident or an injury received after a hit and run, the Long Island Medical Malpractice Lawyer will focus on:

  • Compensatory Damages
    Compensatory damages are damages used to reimburse a patient for his losses after receiving substandard medical treatment. These damages include repayment for corrective medical treatment or reimbursement for any lost wages, or help to offset disfigurement and physical impairment. Our Long Island Medical Malpractice Lawyer team will fight for a suitable sum of damages to reimburse the patient for the healthcare provider’s negligent actions. The goal is for the patient to be in a better situation than before the negligent medical incident occurred.

  • Punitive Damages
    Each Long Island Medical Malpractice Lawyer in out office will seek punitive damages to help punish a provider’s dangerous and reckless behavior. Punitive damages are intended as a means to help prevent similar incidents or to deter other providers from committing the negligent treatment or lack of treatment.

If your injury is the result of the negligent actions of a doctor or other care provider, our Long Island Medical Malpractice Lawyers will focus on several issues. Every Long Island Medical Malpractice Attorney handing your case must concentrate on whether the treatment and care was needed for an individual’s condition. On some occasions, medical malpractice happens when a surgeon performs the incorrect surgery or possibly an operation on a patient when it was neither necessary nor vital. Some cases of medical malpractice involve the lack of a doctor testing the patient’s condition or a doctor’s misinterpretation of the patient’s preliminary tests.

Other illustrations of malpractice committed by institutions or providers, such as a hospital, clinic, physician, or physical therapist include:

  • provider who misdiagnoses a patient’s signs and symptoms;
  • surgeon performing a procedure on a patient without that patient’s required and necessary informed permission;
  • doctor’s failure to observe that a patient is reacting badly to anesthesia;
  • general practitioner who lost a medical device inside of someone;
  • hospital allowing the use of a flawed medical tool;
  • Obstetrician postponing the birth of a baby although symptoms of distress are present; and
  • A nurse administering the wrong prescription to a patient.

New York law allows a Medical Malpractice Lawyer two years and six months from the date of injury to file a lawsuit against the offending medical practitioner. If an individual’s injury is a result of a foreign object left inside their body, the Medical Malpractice Attorney will only have one year from the time the object was forgotten or a year starting from the time when the physician should have discovered the object.

With years of experience fighting against negligent behavior through lawsuits involving a range of claims such as construction accident claims to an injury from a dog bite, Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC will provide you an experienced and skilled New York Injury lawyer. If you have a family member or you are suffering an injury by an act of medical malpractice, please contact Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC for a free consultation at 800.696.9529 or stop by one of our Long Island offices in Nassau County and Suffolk County. You may also contact us online or at one of our other locations in New York City